Santa Rosa’s Third COVID-19 Case In A Teenager; Still One Confirmed Case In Escambia

March 21, 2020

A teenager is the third confirmed case of coronavirus in Santa Rosa County.

It is not traveled related, according to an update from the Florida Department of Health, and the 17-year old male did not have contact with a previously known case.

Santa Rosa County’s first case was announced March 5. The 71-year old man traveled to Egypt, Israel and Jordan. He died at Baptist Hospital In Pensacola. A 48-year old male with a travel history to the United Kingdom was the county’s second case.

The number of cases in Escambia County remained at one, a 53-year old male that traveled to France.

Comments

8 Responses to “Santa Rosa’s Third COVID-19 Case In A Teenager; Still One Confirmed Case In Escambia”

  1. Lee on March 23rd, 2020 8:19 am

    Bewildered, if kids arent staying isolated, what are their parents doing? Besides, closing schools is not just to protect the kids. Chances are that kids wouldn’t get seriously I’ll, but could pass it to others who would.

  2. Cope Cheryl on March 22nd, 2020 4:45 pm

    ironically by closing the beach to walking….it has put everyone on the bike path!!! Walkers, runners, bicyclists, skateboarders so we are now closer together than apart!!! Insanity!!!

  3. Teacher on March 21st, 2020 8:42 pm

    School closing was a necessary precaution…. can you imagine the outrage from parents and lawsuits if the school had not closed! At this point we can’t stop kids from socializing that’s the parent’s responsibility. But they can’t blame the school system if they get infected! Is it a hardship yes for everyone involved but it was the smart thing to do… close the school and ask parents to parent their kids

  4. RN in ICU on March 21st, 2020 6:52 pm

    We are seeing these numbers, and an increase, only due to TESTING. As a nurse, there is nowhere near enough testing happening, and until testing is readily available, we should assume everyone has it. Even when people are meeting criteria, and have symptoms, I am seeing no, every little testing being done. I am unsure why the CDC HAS. DENIED testing when requested by physicians due to symptoms. This virus is EVERYWHERE, and many have it without knowing. The only way they can slow it, is to track it, and this cannot be done without TESTING, TESTING, TESTING!!!!

  5. Republican on March 21st, 2020 8:26 am

    @Donna
    I completely agree, America has over 15000 confirmed cases and to see
    some of the news on television, you’d think we’ve got maybe 50-100 confirmed cases nation wide.

  6. Oversight on March 21st, 2020 7:04 am

    Not travel related? Well the teen may not have been overseas, but I’m sure he or she “traveled” somewhere in the public square and was exposed to someone who is a carrier of the virus. Could have been at the grocery store, the beach, or even the library. Stay at home people, and get off the streets unless you’re “in extremis”.

  7. Donna on March 21st, 2020 5:37 am

    I’ve been told by several people with fever and flu like symptoms they were told no testing needed if they hadn’t travel out of country or been in contact with someone who has
    William is this true ? If so please ask for education on transmission of pathogens . No wonder escambia is only at one case

  8. Bewildered on March 21st, 2020 3:27 am

    Closing the schools was useless. The kids don’t sit around the house and study or keep themselves isolated. They run in packs and socialize with their friends. Luckily the virus very rarely causes major problems for young folks.





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