Escambia County Now At 17 Coronavirus Cases, Santa Rosa At Eight

March 25, 2020

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Escambia County now has 17 confirmed coronavirus cases according to the Florida Department of Health. The Santa Rosa County total has also increased by one for a total of eight as of a late Wednesday afternoon update.

Eleven of the Escambia County cases are in Pensacola, and six are from Cantonment. They range in age from a 22-year old female to a 76-year old male.

Five of the Santa Rosa County cases are from Navarre, one is from Gulf Breeze, and two areĀ  from Milton. They range in age from two to 74. A 71-year old man from Santa Rosa County died, and at least four others are hospitalized.

Late Wednesday afternoon, the total number of Florida cases was 1,977 of which 1,867 are Florida residents and 110 are non-residents within the state. There have been 23 deaths reported across the state, including the Santa Rosa County man that died at a Pensacola hospital.

Comments

2 Responses to “Escambia County Now At 17 Coronavirus Cases, Santa Rosa At Eight”

  1. sam on March 26th, 2020 6:27 am

    nothing from new york is good.

  2. Kev on March 25th, 2020 6:28 pm

    Here is how the spread works. Person or family or spring breakers from the New York Tri-State area who may be infected get on a cheap flight from LaGuardia or Newark Airport (the hot spots key airports). Flights can be dirt cheap, so they go. Some may drive. They arrive at Florida destinations. Many locations have little or even no COVID-19 cases. But the visitors then go to stores, restaurants, and public venues. Some COVID cases catch on and spread to FL population. Yes they are suppose to self-quarantine, but where? A resort hotel? Yes places such as Miami are closed to tourists, but is that everywhere in the state? Key point, the number will just keep climbing for weeks in Florida (disproportionately vs. other states).





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