First Escambia County COVID-19 Death Reported; Case Count Inches Up In Escambia, Santa Rosa

April 4, 2020

The first COVID-19 death in Escambia County was reported Saturday morning  by the Florida Department of Health. The fatality was a 75-year old female.

Santa Rosa County has recorded two deaths since the pandemic began.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Escambia County increased by five on Saturday, the Florida Department of Health said, while Santa Rosa positive cases increased by three

As of the Saturday evening report, the number of cases in Escambia County is now 118 with nine in the hospital, an increase of four hospitalizations since Friday. There are 50 confirmed cases in Santa Rosa County with seven in the hospital.

Escambia County cases:

  • Total cases — 118 (+5 since Friday)
  • Pensacola — 84
  • Cantonment — 19
  • Bellview — 5
  • Perdido Key — 1
  • Century — 1
  • Residents: 110
  • Nonresidents — 7
  • Hospitalizations:  9
  • Deaths — 1
  • Men — 61
  • Women — 57
  • Youngest: 2
  • Oldest: 94

Santa Rosa County cases:

  • Total cases — 50 (+3  since Friday)
  • Navarre — 15
  • Milton — 15
  • Gulf Breeze — 11
  • Pace — 5
  • Jay — 1
  • Residents: 48
  • Nonresidents — 0
  • Hospitalizations — 8
  • Deaths — 2
  • Men — 30
  • Women — 20
  • Youngest: 2 months
  • Oldest: 81

Florida cases:

  • Total cases: 11,545
  • Florida residents: 11,173
  • Deaths — 195
  • Hospitalized — 1,470


18 Responses to “First Escambia County COVID-19 Death Reported; Case Count Inches Up In Escambia, Santa Rosa”

  1. Melissa on April 9th, 2020 11:56 am

    Condolences to the family. I do have a question…why did she go to the hospital if she had no symptoms?

  2. Bewildered on April 5th, 2020 1:23 pm

    DS: The public is encouraged to come out and pick up restaurant food via a Drive-thru or carry out. Ready cooked meals are handed out to kids on a daily basis. First they say the virus is not transmitted thru food – then we are told to thoroughly wash any grocery item. Who is washing all the plastic carry out boxes at the school bus stops?
    I don’t believe a single thing ANY news organization is reporting!

  3. DS on April 5th, 2020 7:19 am

    This won’t slow down until everyone stays at home. Go to a store buy enough food and supplies to last you a couple of weeks and stay home unless your job is essential. The amount of people going through drive thrus at fast food restaurants is ridiculous. I know this cause my wife works at one. They get the essential people like police officers and nurses but they also get alot of people that just dont want to cook. These workers still have to deal with coughing sick people everyday.if everyone wants to get back to normal then do what needs to be done to get there

  4. Be careful what you ask for on April 4th, 2020 11:38 pm

    I travel from S.r. county to Escambia 5 days a week. The streets and parking lots are empty. It is creepy. Ive seen maybe 7 ppl outside daily for weeks. I think most ppl are trying to stay inside as much as they can. Except those of you hunting yet another pack of t.p. since it seems to be the cure..

  5. Cathy on April 4th, 2020 10:48 pm

    Today I saw quite a few families traipsing up and down the grocery isles without masks like nothing going on. I saw grandma, mom and kids still shopping together. I saw dad driving the minivan with mom yelling for the five kids to load up. Was it really ESSENTIAL for both adults to go at the same time?

  6. James Lingo on April 4th, 2020 7:25 pm

    Everyone has the It won’t happen to me mentality! But when it happens to them they say ” I wish I would have listened ” When they are dying! Guess it’s gotta take martial law before these people understand how serious this is.

  7. Trisha on April 4th, 2020 6:23 pm

    I am not seeing what your comments are saying. Granted, I do not live in town but I travel 20 miles to work. I have seen a huge difference in cars headed north and south on Hwy 29. The traffic on 95a is also drastically down. To the point that it is eery! So in my opinion the majority of people in District 5 are doing what they are told.

  8. j in perdido on April 4th, 2020 6:14 pm

    I drive across southern Escambia county almost daily and have for years. For people to come on here and act like people aren’t heeding the stay at home orders/reccomendations is crazy. The traffic and the parking lots are a fraction of what they normally are. It is not necessary to continue to focus on the small minority of people who are not complying……there will always be people that don’t conform. But by continuing to make light of them you risk further mandates/reccomendations being imposed. Be careful what you wish for!

  9. JJ on April 4th, 2020 5:51 pm

    JB, just assume everyone has it. You’ve probably crossed paths with several people who have it, since no o e is staying home.

  10. Pcoladad on April 4th, 2020 4:14 pm

    The problem is it’s not a “stay at home” order…it’s “safer at home” which means it’s just a suggestion!!!

  11. Bewildered on April 4th, 2020 3:31 pm

    Why should anyone obey the Stay at home order? Escambia supposedly has 117 cases and 9 of these are hospitalized! Do they really want the public to believe that 108 patients are currently recovering at home with their family taking care of them? So the sick person gets well but in their last stages infects other family members – it would be an endless cycle. If they finally came out and told the truth everyone would cooperate.

  12. Kay on April 4th, 2020 2:25 pm

    I’m a mother of 2 kids and people are still going crazy in my town, I haven’t left my home in 3 weeks, but my road stays busy and so does the park next door to my home.

  13. Home health nurse on April 4th, 2020 2:11 pm

    What do u expect from the young population when sherriff Morgan blasts we arent going to really enforce the stay at home… I mean common sense folks

  14. Century living on April 4th, 2020 2:08 pm

    I agree with the comments on people staying at home. Northescambia should go take pictures of the atmore Walmart!!! Guaranteed they aren’t staying at 5%

  15. A Grandmother on April 4th, 2020 1:54 pm

    I am a grandmother of young adults. They will not stay home! The “Stay-at Home” order means nothing to them!

  16. Susan on April 4th, 2020 1:50 pm

    I would like to know how the assisted living and nursing homes are faring …..I have relatives that are unable to communicate that are residents and from their laundry I’m getting back I’m not sure they are being cared for as in past.

  17. JB on April 4th, 2020 1:18 pm

    I’d like to know where the lady that died was from. Be nice to know how close I was to her. I know they can’t give her name but where she lived could help to know what area might be more at risk.

  18. Why? on April 4th, 2020 11:25 am

    And yet, not many are staying home. I do home health so I have to leave for a short time and go to work 5 days a week but I always see SO many people out that can not possibly be conducting “essential” business. Seems that more people are going out now that the “stay at home” order is in place. We are never going to get back to some sort of normal life if people don’t STAY AT HOME for a short period of time.

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