Century COVID-19 Cases Up 745% In Three Days To 596. This Is Why.

August 8, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Century zip code were up 745% in just three days this week.

On Wednesday, the number of cases was at 80. By Saturday, the Century zip code reported 596 confirmed positive cases.

The reason? An additional 406 inmates were diagnosed COVID-19 positive at Century Correctional Institution for a total of 506 positive. Without inmates, the number of cases in Century was 90.

There have also been 25 CCI staff members that have tested positive, but their cases are recorded in the zip code of their residence.

An additional 528 inmates at the Century prison are waiting for the results of their COVID-19 tests. The prison has 643 inmates in medical quarantine and two in medical isolation on Saturday.

Comments

10 Responses to “Century COVID-19 Cases Up 745% In Three Days To 596. This Is Why.”

  1. William Reynolds on August 9th, 2020 4:34 pm

    LR wrote “Channel three news as usual, only reports only half of the story. They report about all of the new cases in the county, but fail to tell everyone that more than half of those cases were from the prison.”

    1. Not channel 3
    2. You need to work on your reading comprehension. And try again. Over half the story is spent explaining the prison cases.

  2. LR on August 9th, 2020 2:54 pm

    Channel three news as usual, only reports only half of the story. They report about all of the new cases in the county, but fail to tell everyone that more than half of those cases were from the prison.

  3. William Reynolds on August 8th, 2020 1:01 pm

    >>CORRECTIONAL INSTUTIONALS SHOULD BE LISTED SEPARATE BY COUNTY OR NAME OF INSTITUTIONS. NOT BY ZIP CODE

    Agreed, but the Florida Department of Health does not report the data that way.

  4. Century Resident on August 8th, 2020 11:59 am

    CORRECTIONAL INSTUTIONALS SHOULD BE LISTED SEPARATE BY COUNTY OR NAME OF INSTITUTIONS. NOT BY ZIP CODE

  5. JohnInMolino on August 8th, 2020 11:57 am

    The first reported case in Escambia was March 16th but yet those who have the means to have positive influence and make a difference have yet to stip up and do so. When it is assumed that it’s all magically just going to disappear on its own one day there’s not much you can’t add to that pot of soup to make it taste better.
    Add that to those that still want to bury their heads in the sand or just defy because they can and what do you have > the new normal. This is going to stay with us and become the new way of life so just take care of yourself and those you care about, sit back and wait for the herd to thin out. History has shown us that those who do not learn from the mistakes made are damned to repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat. Stay safe, respect all but fear none and hopefully I’ll see you on the other side.

  6. RC on August 8th, 2020 10:41 am

    Prison System Broken. The only way to have kept the virus spreading in prisons is to have tested the guards, the incoming inmates, etc The inmates are housed in open dorms, inmates are inside all day with no fresh air or sunshine. I also know they are not giving them hot meals. How inhumane are we, as some you will say to let humans die for minor offenses or any offense at all.

  7. Tom on August 8th, 2020 10:09 am

    Please don’t get me started on the American version of how they think prisons should operate, most if not all have systematic problems. The over crowding and not following any guidelines for the virus are going to end up killing some of those that have minor offenses or are near being released. The U.N. already advised us on how poorly we run our prison system. A quote that I know well…”a society will be judged by how it treats its weakest members.” – harry s. truman

  8. sam on August 8th, 2020 8:05 am

    that place is a sewer. wish it had never been place there. i figure it was done for taxes. I sure can’t see where it’s a benefit.

  9. Jerry on August 8th, 2020 7:31 am

    Crowded spaces, not wearing masks or cleaning hands , no social distancing and school starting back soon is a disaster

  10. Anne on August 8th, 2020 6:57 am

    Thank You, William, for that clarifiication.
    My guess is there are similar situations throughout the state and nation where the media is reporting “Spikes” that seem to have no explanation.
    This whole MESS of the Chinese Virus has the “Experts” grabbing at straws trying to inform and to help us while they have few real solid answers.
    Gotta get people back to work and get this Nation back on its feet so folks can pay their bills on their own.
    All Y’all Stay Well.





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