Wednesday Report: Escambia Adds 262 Cases, One New COVID-19 Death

July 15, 2020

Escambia County had an increase of 262 new COVID-19 cases and one death reported on Wednesday, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The death was a 63-year old male that was not a long-term care facility resident.

Escambia County cases increased to 4,745 and Santa Rosa cases were up by 111 to 1,523.

Of the 1,350 test results returned on Tuesday, 14.3% were positive in Escambia County and 14.7% were positive from 633 tests in Santa Rosa County. Over the past week, the average positivity rate for Escambia County is 12.2%.

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

Of the 55 deaths in Escambia County, 39 have been long-term care facility residents or staff. There have been 11 deaths in Santa Rosa County, seven of those at the Blackwater River Correctional Facility and none in long-term care facilities.

Statewide, there were 301,810 cases including 297,876 Florida residents. There have been 18,881 hospitalizations* and 4,409 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 — 4,745  (+262 since Tuesday)
Non-Florida residents — 608
Pensacola — 3,632 (+194)
Cantonment — 325 (+17)
Molino— 58 (+7)
Century — 31 (+2)
McDavid — 17
Bellview — 8 (+1)
Walnut Hill — 6
Perdido Key — 4
Gonzalez — 1
Current hospitalizations: 196 (+1)
Deaths — 55 (+1)
Male — 1,863
Female — 2,226
Youngest — 0
Oldest — 105
Median Age — 36

Santa Rosa County cases:

Total cases — 1,523 (+111 since Tuesday)
Non-Florida residents — 10
Milton — 628 (+57)
Gulf Breeze — 296 (+14)
Navarre — 257 (+9)
Pace — 149 (+7)
Jay — 52 (+7)
Bagdad — 1
Cumulative Hospitalizations — 85* (+15)
Deaths — 11
Male — 734
Female — 755
Youngest — 2 months
Oldest — 101
Median Age — 34

Florida cases:

Total cases — 301,810
Florida residents — 297,876
Deaths — 4,521
Hospitalizations — 19/334*

*“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.


2 Responses to “Wednesday Report: Escambia Adds 262 Cases, One New COVID-19 Death”

  1. Jerry on July 16th, 2020 5:53 am

    Its so sad to see something happen that could have been stopped so far in advance.

  2. Dean H. on July 15th, 2020 4:46 pm

    What we are witnessing and directly subjected to is an absolute failure of government on all levels to provide the leadership to fight this virus and mitigate the damage…which here can be a matter of life and death. It is essentially no different than if we were attacked by a different enemy and the government could not provide the leadership to help protect us. Medical experts are crying out what “should” be done but those things can only be effective if they occur on a national level with a national plan and resulting directives. We have zero of that. One only need look at our progress on defeating or controlling this virus in comparison to other countries. We are handling it at best at the level of a third world country. Perhaps people will finally understand if they didn’t already how serious our responsibility is in voting and the absolute necessity of putting competent, capable people into public office. I won’t get into party and politics because ultimately that is irrelevant. Political parties are of their very nature contradictory and defeating. However, the tenants and the individuals that wear the banner of that politics is more than real. And their failures in a situation as we are seeing with this pandemic is a matter of life and death. In summary folks, we are totally on our own. The smartest thing any of us can do is look at the facts, the numbers as this great newspaper provides daily, and the recommendations of medical experts and workers…and act solely on that. Even minimal consideration of what government leaders especially at the highest level are saying is not only confusing, but apparently confusing with a purpose that has absolutely nothing to do with defeating and surviving a pandemic. Be smart people. Don’t act like lemmings led by sociopathic and incapable government leaders who very willingly are nudging you toward the cliff. We are the solution if we only listen to those who are the real experts regarding this type enemy, and we act only and absolutely on their guidance.

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