Escambia Reports One New COVID-19 Death For A Total Of 26

May 23, 2020

The number of reported COVID-19 deaths in Escambia County increased by one on Saturday to 26 as the number of cases increased by nine, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The fatality was an 85-year old long-term care facility resident that had contact with a known case.

The number of cases in Escambia County increased by nine  to 740,, and Santa Rosa was up by eight to 207.

Of the 26 deaths in Escambia County, at least 18 have been long-term care facility residents or staff. There have been eight deaths in Santa Rosa County, seven of those at the Blackwater River Correctional Facility and none in long-term care facilities.

Statewide, there were 50,127 cases including 48,814 Florida residents. There have been 9,310 hospitalizations and 2,232 deaths.

EscambiaCounty cases:

  • Total cases — 749 (+9 since Friday)
  • Pensacola — 550
  • Cantonment — 48
  • Bellview — 6
  • Perdido Key — 1
  • McDavid/Walnut Hill — 1
  • Molino – 4
  • Century — 2
  • Hospitalizations:  63*
  • Deaths — 26
  • Male — 255
  • Female — 360
  • Youngest — 0
  • Oldest — 105

Santa Rosa County cases:

  • Total cases — 207 (+8 since Friday)
  • Milton — 123
  • Navarre — 35
  • Gulf Breeze — 27
  • Pace — 16
  • Jay — 2
  • Residents: 129
  • Nonresidents — 1
  • Hospitalizations — 23*
  • Deaths — 9
  • Male — 143
  • Female — 61
  • Youngest — 2 months
  • Oldest — 94

Florida cases:

  • Total cases — 5,127
  • Florida residents — 48,814
  • Deaths — 2,232
  • Hospitalizations — 9,310*

*“Hospitalizations” is a count of all laboratory confirmed cases in which an inpatient hospitalization occurred at any time during the course of illness. These people may no longer be hospitalized. This number does not represent the number of COVID-19 positive persons currently hospitalized. The FDOH does not provide a count of patients currently hospitalized.


5 Responses to “Escambia Reports One New COVID-19 Death For A Total Of 26”

  1. Shaking My Head on May 24th, 2020 9:37 am

    Just because you get a test and you test negative, doesn’t mean you can’t go out and contract Covid-19.

    Use your common sense people. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and if you are vulnerable, avoid large crowds. It’s not hard. people.

    Stop watching the television. Go outside in your backyard or front yard. You don’t have to stay locked in your house. It’s complete nonsense.

  2. Bob on May 24th, 2020 8:59 am


    Maybe everyone should just dig a hole and jump in it. Fear has caused society to think irrationally.

  3. Mary on May 24th, 2020 3:12 am

    Do you really think the kids Should go back to school after school

  4. David Huie Green on May 23rd, 2020 4:04 pm

    “I got the results of my test on the phone. A hard copy or email copy of the results are required to go back to work.”

    If you mean actual call, you still have problems. If you mean text, you might get a printout at work, the library, or by friends with a printer.

    Best wishes

  5. Mae Hildreth on May 23rd, 2020 2:48 pm

    I got the results of my test on the phone. A hard copy or email copy of the results are required to go back to work. I am a health care worker. I requested a copy on the phone and 2 emails. Still no response. It is ridiculous. My brother still doesn’t have his results. We were both tested at UWF on May 7th.

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