Escambia (AL) COVID-19 Cases Are Up Nearly 50% In One Week, Eight New Patients In One Day

May 30, 2020

The total number of Escambia County, Alabama, COVID 19 cases are up by nearly 50% in just one week.

Positive cases surged by eight on Friday, for a total increase of 18 in the past week. The total number of cases in the county is now 57, up from 49 on Thursday and 39 a week ago. There have 1,140 total coronavirus tests administered in the county.

There have also been three fatalities in Escambia County.

As of Friday night, there were 17,031 cases across the Alabama out of 208,687 total tested. There have been 610 COVID-19 deaths in Alabama, with 1,818 cumulative hospitalizations.

The Alabama Department of Health now posts a number of “presumed recoveries”. That number stood at 9,355 Friday night. photo.


14 Responses to “Escambia (AL) COVID-19 Cases Are Up Nearly 50% In One Week, Eight New Patients In One Day”

  1. Common Sense on June 1st, 2020 9:48 am

    BRING IT ON seems like he doesn’t care if he exposes us all to carelessness.

  2. Paul on May 31st, 2020 12:15 pm

    ALABAMA : 5/31/20

    Confirmed COVID-19 cases have surged in Alabama, reaching an all-time high this week, nearly two weeks after the state reopened. The numbers are startling: The state has had 400 new cases five times in the past seven days. “We’ve had this week a couple of the highest days we’ve seen in number of cases, and that’s certainly concerning to us,” State health officer Dr. Scott Harris said, according to As of Friday afternoon, Alabama had 16,588 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

  3. Buttermilk Biscuit on May 31st, 2020 9:42 am

    And just wait til Ponzi scheme headquarters WindCreek opens back up. This hospital will probably stay a headline and on the news for not being able to keep up with the number of new cases. I really don’t get why common sense is not common too common these days.

  4. David Huie Green on May 31st, 2020 4:01 am

    “Have not worn a mask or glasses nor have I washed my hands more than I used to and will continue to travel on my job. By the way I still shake hands”

    Because you don’t care if you infect and possibly kill them. Understood.
    Interesting thing to brag about.

    David for treating others as we would like to be treated

  5. BRING IT ON on May 30th, 2020 10:59 pm

    Have not worn a mask or glasses nor have I washed my hands more than I used to and will continue to travel on my job. By the way I still shake hands therefore that probably means I don’t practice social distancing. Yep it has been and will always be business as usual. SHEEP NO MORE!

  6. Bill on May 30th, 2020 9:29 pm

    Most if not all the mask people are wearing are useless. Test your mask put glasses on and go to a cold place or stick your head in the refrigerator. If your glasses fog up There is no seal and you aren’t keeping anything out .

  7. Ronnie #12 on May 30th, 2020 7:34 pm

    Wearing a mask is not a political thing or a religious thing but a health thing.I choose to wear 2 at a time to double the benefit.

  8. CK on May 30th, 2020 6:35 pm

    @Shaking my head

    Many people who are positive are asymptomatic, so how are they going to know to stay home? This is why masks are important. The best thing to do is shop early in the morning if possible, when everybody else isn’t out and about.

  9. Paul on May 30th, 2020 6:32 pm

    This contagion is not just going to go away, and if folks don’t care about protecting themselves they are surely not going to care about others i.e. wearing masks and
    distancing .

    There are many infected that don’t exhibit or experience any symptoms, but they can certainly infect others. There are still people falling ill due to the ease of restrictions,

    People need to work and provide for their families, but the risks are still present. Go with God.

  10. Puddin on May 30th, 2020 4:03 pm

    While part of this has got to be from opening everything back up. Another part has got to be the increased testing.

    I pray they dont shut it all down again. We have to work. Especially the ESP from Esc. Co. Fl. Who dont qualify for unemployment. No summer school, no money. That means quite a few school support personnel will have to go find other jobs to keep body and soul together. Next Fall, we will be even shorter on bus drivers, aides, janitors, cafeteria workers etc.

    Let’s keep washing and staying far apart. Be safe everyone. This too shall pass.

  11. Sherry Ewy on May 30th, 2020 3:31 pm

    Well, the states are open and the beaches are filled. That’s what everybody wanted. You got it. Surely nobody of average intelligence is even remotely surprised.

  12. Smh!!! on May 30th, 2020 3:26 pm

    CK.. U are absolutely right.. I don’t understand why people feel like we are not in a pandemic right now. I went to Walmart in Atmore about 2 nights ago and was stunned that only me and Walmart workers were the only ones with masks on. Sad sad sad.. Praying for everyone.

  13. Shaking My Head on May 30th, 2020 1:01 pm

    As more people get tested, more will be discovered. Just because you test negative, doesn’t mean you can’t go out the next day and contract the disease. Just because businesses are opening doesn’t mean you have to go. Stay home.

    Do any of you wear a mask during a flu outbreak in your area? It’s common sense people. Stop blaming people for not wearing a mask. Blame people for not staying home when they are sick. Wash your hands (although for the life of me, I don’t understand why people weren’t doing this before.)

  14. CK on May 30th, 2020 9:25 am

    I’m not surprised. Anytime I go into a store in Atmore I see very few people wearing a mask.

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