COVID-19 Last Week: First Escambia County Death, Local Cases Triple

April 5, 2020

A 75-year old woman was the first person to die in Escambia County from COVID-19, as confirmed Saturday by the Florida Department of Health.

The woman had no travel history and no known contact with a previously diagnosed case.

The number of hospitalizations in Escambia County nearly doubled as of Saturday’s report, increasing from five Friday evening to nine on Saturday.

In the one week period from March 29, the number of Escambia County cases tripled from 37 to 118 on Saturday, April 4. During the same time period, cases in Pensacola jumped from 26 to 84, and the number of Cantonment cases over doubled from nine to 19. The first case was reported during the week in the Century area.


7 Responses to “COVID-19 Last Week: First Escambia County Death, Local Cases Triple”

  1. Rasheed Jackson on April 5th, 2020 5:56 pm

    Thanks for the clarification. So that could be from the Alabama, Florida line south to McDavid and from the Escambia River West to highway 97. That covers a pretty big chunk of real-estate. Correction from previous post, Century proper is 3.4 square miles.

  2. Mike Straka on April 5th, 2020 2:59 pm

    Churches are exempt from the stay at home order. Same with outside exercise as long as social distancing is observed and other “essential” workers. Gas stations, stores….et al. Still a good idea NOT to meet in large gatherings especially if up to 25% of COVID carriers are asymptomatic. They will pass along the virus unintentionally.

  3. Anne on April 5th, 2020 2:59 pm

    @ Alvin Berry
    1…Governor DeSantis is not having to run for re-election until 2022 – elected in 2018.
    2…Retired Army, you should know that if the General gives an order yet those Colonels and Majors below him choose to not enforce his directives then the blame should fall upon their shoulders, not the top leadership.

    Our local sheriff has said his deputies will not be used to enforce the rules set forth about more than 10 persons gathering. Also that the small number of LEO will not respond to “Called local police….”

    Not disagreeing with you, just hope you find something good to do for others.

  4. Howie on April 5th, 2020 1:47 pm

    DeSantis has no control with local communities not following orders. Speak to your Law Enforcement agencies about official requests set forth at this time. If you will research reading material for Escambia County, you will learn what is happening, and how Escambia is dealing with the situation.

    Retired Navy !

  5. William Reynolds on April 5th, 2020 11:32 am

    >When they say Century, are they talking about Century proper or the Century mailing area?

    We understand it to be zip code.

  6. Rasheed Jackson on April 5th, 2020 11:24 am

    When they say Century, are they talking about Century proper or the Century mailing area? The actual mailing area of Century is approximate 75 square miles, where as the town is only about 2.4 square miles. I know close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades but I would think we could add this China virus to that list.

  7. Alvin Berry on April 5th, 2020 9:15 am

    Called local police, county cops and hotline on violation of governors order for stay home effective last Friday.
    There is a Pensacola church in violation of this order and no one seems to care.
    It is poor management period at a cost of more cases of this virus.
    I will not vote for DeSantis in November because his orders are not enforced.
    Poor leadership. Retired Army

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