Combined 449 New Combined Cases, Two Deaths In Escambia And Santa Rosa Counties

July 16, 2020


Escambia and Santa Rosa counties had a combined 449 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death each reported Thursday by the Florida Department of Health.

The Escambia County death was a 76-year old male long-term care facility resident. The Santa Rosa County death was an 83-year old female, the first in a Santa Rosa County long-term care facility.

Escambia County cases increased 309 to 5,054 and Santa Rosa cases were up by 111 to 1,523.

Of the 2,337 test results returned on Wednesday, 10.9% were positive in Escambia County and 10.9% were positive from 1,147 tests in Santa Rosa County. Over the past week, the overall average positivity rate for Escambia County is 12.2%.

As of Thursday, there were 196 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Escambia County, according to data from the three local hospitals.

Of the 56 deaths in Escambia County, 40 have been long-term care facility residents or staff. There have been 12 deaths in Santa Rosa County, seven of those at the Blackwater River Correctional Facility and on in a long-term care facility.

Statewide, there were 315,775 cases including 311,632 Florida residents. There have been 19,825 hospitalizations* and 4,667 deaths. The Florida Department of Health does not have a clear standard or definition of “recovered” and does not report a number of recovered individuals.

Escambia County cases:

Total cases — 5,054  (+309 since Wednesday)
Non-Florida residents — 630
Pensacola — 3,879 (+247)
Cantonment — 353 (+28)
Molino— 60 (+2)
Century — 35 (+3)
McDavid — 20 (+3)
Bellview — 9 (+1)
Walnut Hill — 6
Perdido Key — 4
Gonzalez — 2 (+1)
Current hospitalizations: 196
Deaths — 56 (+1)
Male — 1,997
Female — 2,381
Youngest — 0
Oldest — 105
Median Age — 37

Santa Rosa County cases:

Total cases — 1,663 (+140 since Wednesday)
Non-Florida residents — 11
Milton — 694 (+66)
Gulf Breeze — 296 (+14)
Navarre — 279 (+22)
Pace — 158 (+9)
Jay — 53 (+1)
Bagdad — 2 (+1)
Cumulative Hospitalizations — 90* (+5)
Deaths — 12 (+1)
Male — 809
Female — 818
Youngest — 2 months
Oldest — 101
Median Age — 35

Florida cases:

Total cases — 315,775
Florida residents — 311,632
Deaths — 4,677
Hospitalizations — 19,825*

*“Hospitalizations” in the statewide and Santa Rosa County totals 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. The Escambia County number is current data compiled each day from the local hospitals.


12 Responses to “Combined 449 New Combined Cases, Two Deaths In Escambia And Santa Rosa Counties”

  1. Freedom on July 17th, 2020 11:52 am

    Suggestion to the analogy poster: Try not breathing for the duration you’re in a restaurant. Or just try it now.

  2. Freedom on July 17th, 2020 11:49 am

    Anyone else look at the new deaths by day chart on Florida’s virus dashboard? New deaths per day in Florida peaked on 7/7/20 and nosedived for the last 10 days. That statistic must not fit CNN’s narrative of doom and gloom in a Republican governor’s state.

  3. Analogy on July 17th, 2020 10:23 am

    If you smoke, you cannot smoke in restaurants, etc. Why did these laws pass? Because it harmed other people. Same thing with mask, you not wearing a mask harms me and others.

  4. john on July 17th, 2020 9:24 am

    Sooo… the death rate is just under 1.5% for the State of Florida. You can’t really compare this to the yearly flu because it varies wildly from year to year. Now having said that, Covid19 has killed way more people this year than the seasonal flu did last year. I don’t thank that has been the case year by year going back the last decade.

  5. Herd immunity on July 17th, 2020 7:23 am

    The numbers are not there to accomplish herd immunity if our Governor has chosen this path. Americans will die and for what?

  6. Carlos E McGugin on July 16th, 2020 9:34 pm

    Thank you. I just wish they could provide some idea where the people were infected.

  7. Livinginmolino on July 16th, 2020 8:31 pm

    I’m with Molino Mom!!!

    I will be out there with my mask. I wear my mask to support and show respect for medical personnel, EMTs, fire departments, and everyone who goes to work each day and is required to wear their mask continuously 8 to 10 hours a day.

  8. William Reynolds on July 16th, 2020 6:18 pm

    >>So where are the other 24 positives for Escambia?

    There are 49 total that are in Escambia County, but their city/location data is missing. And sometimes we have noticed that the overall count goes up one day, but city counts won’t increase until the next daily report. They are counted first in the total, then it appears they are sometimes classified after the data cutoff time.

  9. William Reynolds on July 16th, 2020 6:15 pm

    >>>Gonzalez — 2 (+1) . Exactly what does that mean. I

    People that live in Gonzalez. Two total, the (+1) in the daily report means literally plus one — one more reported today.

  10. Carlos E McGugin on July 16th, 2020 5:38 pm

    In the statistics, an area is listed. For instance Gonzalez — 2 (+1) . Exactly what does that mean. Is it that the person lives in Gonzalez, or is that where they assume that, that is where they got the bug.?

  11. Confused with the math on July 16th, 2020 5:24 pm

    So of the 309 new cases in Escambia county:
    Pensacola — 3,879 (+247)
    Cantonment — 353 (+28)
    Molino— 60 (+2)
    Century — 35 (+3)
    McDavid — 20 (+3)
    Bellview — 9 (+1)
    Gonzalez — 2 (+1)
    So where are the other 24 positives for Escambia?
    There are 27 missing positives from Santa Rosa.

  12. Molino Mom on July 16th, 2020 3:43 pm

    So, when we everyone start taking this seriously?
    No, everyone doesn’t die from it but are you willing to take that chance, and chance your children, elderly parents, etc?
    I am not.
    And yes when you see me out in the stores I WILL have on my face mask – not just for me but for everyone I care about.

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