Here’s What We Know About Eight Positive COVID-19 Cases In Escambia, Santa Rosa

March 23, 2020

There are now eight total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Escambia and Santa Rosa County, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The Escambia County cases, four of which were announced on Sunday, are a 51-year old man that traveled to France and had no contact with a known case; a 25-year old female, a 51-year old male and a 48-year old male, and a 33-year old male originally announced incorrection on Sunday as being from Santa Rosa County.

The Santa Rosa County cases are a 71-year old male that died after travel to Egypt, Israel and Jordan; a 48-year old male that traveled to the United Kingdom; and a 17-year old male with no travel history.

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23 Responses to “Here’s What We Know About Eight Positive COVID-19 Cases In Escambia, Santa Rosa”

  1. Rod on March 26th, 2020 6:52 am

    Mr. Green, there is an old saying, lies, damn lies, and statistics… Your math is skewed exponentially, the numbers will not come close to your calculation. Regarding that no one knows who carries the virus, let’s add that no one knows among us whom is carrying AIDs, herpes, or any other contagious ailments, as well, just to name a couple. As reported here just weeks ago, a young lady was arrested for being several times over the legal limit for DUI, she was allowed to plead down to a much lesser charge and received a light sentence for her actions. So much for the billions spent removing these threats from the rest of us.

    Rod for the end of mass hysteria and panic

  2. David Huie Green on March 25th, 2020 11:46 pm

    “Over 50,000, YES FIFTY THOUSAND , people die in automobile deaths EVERY year, and have for YEARS, most due to alcohol or distracted driving.”

    Actually, the number is closer to 39 thousand.

    “In 2019, an estimated 38,800 people lost their lives to car crashes – a 2% decline from 2018 (39,404 deaths) and a 4% decline from 2017 (40,231 deaths).”

    and we spend billions of dollars to reduce that number

    “And today, the majority of newly manufactured vehicles include advanced driver assistance systems, such as automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning systems, backup cameras and adaptive headlights, all of which are proven to reduce the severity of crashes or prevent them altogether.”

    We also arrest, fine, jail deadly drivers. We can see and avoid them much of the time. You don’t know if I am carrying SARS-CoV-2; I don’t know if you are. We don’t know if somebody left it behind for us two or even 17 days ago.

    1,027 people died in America of it so far, 247 since yesterday (225 the day before).
    At just that rate, you would have more than 69 thousand more deaths this year.

    Put on the brakes and steer clear of those you don’t want to kill by accident.

    David for arrested transmission and infection

  3. Gerald Bossert on March 25th, 2020 8:45 am

    Wear gloves and mask in public. Your hands are really exposed more than you think. Did you just walk thru air space someone just coughed Into? You don’t know, so glove and mask up to be safe.

  4. Rod on March 25th, 2020 7:10 am

    Here’s some food for thought. Over 50,000, YES FIFTY THOUSAND , people die in automobile deaths EVERY year, and have for YEARS, most due to alcohol or distracted driving. Where is the national uproar over this preventable tragedy, as well as smoking and vaping deaths?

  5. Shannon on March 24th, 2020 10:45 am

    The people who have tested positive are they getting information as to where they have been like grocery stores gas stations anywhere that they could have infected other people. If one person with this virus was at a grocery store that store should be notified to take precautions because anyone who has came after could possibly contract this virus. We all know that every grocery store, Family dollar, Dollar General, Sam’s club, Wal-Mart or Target are packed and if a person who’s positive was at one of these locations then the positive rate is going to grow! Give these places a chance to try to nip it in the bud and have a chance to sanitize their stores and protect their employees.

  6. CindyBo on March 24th, 2020 10:06 am

    @Neva Parish…I could not of said it better myself! Ditto!!

    Joshua 1:9

    9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

  7. David Huie Green on March 24th, 2020 1:17 am

    “The CDC doesn’t say anything about not showing signs for 2 weeks. If the information is not from the CDC, it’s not credible. Please stop spreading this misinformation. You’re causing more harm than good.”

    Actually, they do say that. But the advice to stick with credible sources is good.
    Some never realize they are infected,
    Some show signs within two days.

    Per the CDC:

    “Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

    “These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
    Shortness of breath”

    David for truth from reliable sources

  8. RDS on March 23rd, 2020 9:17 pm

    Where are you getting this info from? The CDC doesn’t say anything about not showing signs for 2 weeks. If the information is not from the CDC, it’s not credible. Please stop spreading this misinformation. You’re causing more harm than good.

  9. Estrella Nueva on March 23rd, 2020 6:01 pm

    Grocery and dollar stores and gas stations need to glove their workers. I started wearing gloves too. Anyone can get this vrus regardless of age or health status. Stay off the roads if you do not need to travel. Love the Brothers and sisters you have not met.

  10. Neva Parish on March 23rd, 2020 5:21 pm

    First of all people this is real if you don’t believe me think of the people that have this virus or have already died from it. There families are grieving either they can’t be with there love ones or they are grieving for there love ones that have already passed. If you haven’t prayed it’s time you got in you kneed and God for help at this time. God has been there all the time and he will be there when this virus is over. Pray for our President and Vice President they are doing a great job it don’t matter if you like them or not they are working day and night doing what they can . Just don’t forget this virus is real do your part if you don’t have to get out stay at home and away from others maybe that way this will soon be over if we do that and do our part and pray it will soon be over.

  11. David Huie Green on March 23rd, 2020 5:01 pm

    “we don’t know anyone that has or knows one that has the virus.”

    More correctly stated: We don’t know anyone that knows he or she has the virus or knows one that knows that he or she has the virus.

    Many who have been near those discovered to have the virus also had the virus. It is somewhat like West Nile virus which doesn’t even make some sick, even though they can supply virus to mosquitoes to infect others who may or may not get sick from it.

    Odds are good for each individual infected, but when millions are infected tens or hundreds of thousands WILL die. Odds of survival are MUCH better for those not infected. Whether or not I die when I am finally exposed, I would hate to know I killed others for my convenience.

    David for clear consciences

  12. FOOD FOR THOUGHT on March 23rd, 2020 2:21 pm


    I hope you realize you can have COVID and not know it for up to 2 weeks. In that 2 week period, you are exposing everyone you come in contact with. Those will then be at risk for spreading it others. Please don’t be ignorant in your lack of knowledge and where withal to protect yourself and others.

  13. Mark on March 23rd, 2020 12:40 pm

    @Bring it on

    Thanks for being part of the problem. Look what is happening in Italy.

    Just because YOU do not know anyone with the virus, does not mean it does not exist.

  14. Simon on March 23rd, 2020 10:50 am

    In less than a month the number who have died of Covid-19 in Italy has passed 5,400, and at the current rate will surpass 6,000 dead tomorrow. There is nothing political about the reality of the dead and dying. Whistling past the graveyard and going about business as usual is deadly and really bad advice. Can’t sell an RV to someone who dies due to bad public health advice. Support your family and neighbors by self-quarantining and listening to the experts. Be safe and God bless everyone in these dangerous times.

  15. Richard on March 23rd, 2020 10:33 am

    I would like to know where these people have been in town. I don’t want to know who they are. But if they say they shopped at Sam’s club. Or BJ’s. Or Walmart and which one. Or Publix. Or Winn dixie. And the time period they were there. That would give me an idea if I MIGHT have been exposed. And it would emphasize to people that they need to take this seriously. And not go out unless it is absolutely necessary. And if you go out use gloves and hand washing and sanitizer.

  16. CW on March 23rd, 2020 10:17 am


    That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in a while. There’s a lot of suffering in this world, so I suspect many people feel “let down”. You sound like those people who refuse to vaccinate their children and instead let ‘God take care of it’.

  17. Rus Howard on March 23rd, 2020 10:01 am

    Political. Tell that to my friend in Italy where people are dying all around him. look into history at the number of people that died from the Spanish Flu (50million), Aids (40million) or the Bubonic plague (200 million).
    We know more today about human biology and our immune system. However our science can only work so fast. We will not have a vaccine for at least a year. If you take unnecessary risks you will increase the probability that you catch it. If you catch it, just hope you are one of the lucky 90 to 99% that survive (depending on your age/risk profile).

    Monetary policy will not prevent the pandemic tsunami.. Like Trump or Hate Trump, I believe covid19 will defeat him in the next election for the myopic belief (actions) that aggressive testing is not necessary and that monetary policy will stop this biological phenomenon.

  18. Just saying on March 23rd, 2020 9:45 am

    To Hp…. Ask all of the worlds population that wasn’t on the boat with Noah.

  19. Cynthia Howell on March 23rd, 2020 9:35 am

    Please donate to your local animal shelter and humane society.
    Fostering is also a good way to help alleviate the pressures put on the system due to the COVID-19 virus. Stay Healthy! Stay Positive!

  20. Richard Williamson on March 23rd, 2020 9:12 am

    Yes God can and will take care of us. It’s funny how people only wants to turn to god or start praying for one another, when things get bad. God is not a like a spare tire where you only use him when you have to. Think of it like this if you have kids , they only tell you they love you or only show you respect when they want or need how would you feel

  21. BRING IT ON on March 23rd, 2020 8:04 am

    My wife and I haul RV’’s from factory’s to dealerships lower 48 and Canada. Everywhere we go it’s business as usual and we don’t know anyone that has or knows one that has the virus. The flu each year affects a whole lot more than this so does that mean every year we’re going to shut the world down? If you don’t believe this political you’re not looking at the big picture. All yoi have to do is look at it logicly, or you can keep your head in the sand. We will keep working as long as we can before this whole political mess puts us into a recession or maybe a depression. KEEP ON TRUCKIN

  22. Anne on March 23rd, 2020 5:41 am

    Travel is an incidental factor in the spreading of this virus.
    It can be transmitted simply by being near someone who is positive for the virus and having had some contact, sneeze, cough, sharing anything that touches the mouth and saliva which carries the virus.
    The large groups of Spring Breakers who came from all over to have fun at the beach and felt they are invincible could easily be carriers and infected those here who had contact with them, direct or through a cough or sneeze.
    Remember it takes days for this to begin showing symptoms so one can feel very well and be very contagious.
    Physical distancing is the best way to avoid getting it yourself. Know that’s not always possible.
    God Bless and Protect those who must be exposed and all the rest of us too.
    Do your best to take care of yourselves…this is Real folks.

  23. Hp on March 23rd, 2020 5:07 am

    Listen everyone wants to say they have faith. Now is the time to show that. Our end of the county is strong in faith and strong in believing in our neighborhoods and stronger in believing in god. Let’s turn this whole thing over to the creator of life. Stop panicking and completely give it to him. I promise in the end he will take care of every one of us. Has he ever let us down before?

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