FDOH Reports 74 New Cases, Two More COVID-19 Deaths In Escambia, Santa Rosa

October 17, 2020


The number of COVID-19 cases increase by 74 total in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in the Friday report from the Florida Department of Health. One additional death in each county was also reported.

Here is the latest data:

Escambia County cases:

Total cases: 12,883 (+46)
Non-Florida residents: 1,225
Total deaths: 268 (+1)
Long-term care facility deaths : 125 (+1)
Current hospitalizations: 42 (-1)
Number of tests last day: 1,400
Percent positive last day: 6.2%
Percent positive last week: 2.5%

Escambia County cases by location:

Pensacola: 9,405 (+30)
Cantonment: 957 (+1)
Century: 935 (+1)
—-including 773 Century prison inmates
Molino: 151 (+1)
McDavid: 74
Walnut Hill: 18
Bellview: 17 (+1)
Perdido Key: 8
Gonzalez: 7

Santa Rosa County cases:

Total cases: 5,667 (+28)
Non-Florida residents: 59
Total deaths: 85 (+1)
Long-term care facility deaths: 19
Cumulative Hospitalizations: 344*
Number of tests last day: 396
Percent positive last day: 5.3%

Santa County cases  by location:

Milton: 2,918 (+10)
Gulf Breeze: 816 (+4)
Navarre: 721 (+7)
Pace: 477 (+3)
Jay: 159 (+1)
Bagdad: 12

Florida cases:

Total cases: 748,437
Florida residents: 739,050
Deaths: 15,830
Hospitalizations: 46,862*

*“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. Most of these people are longer be 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.

*The Florida Department of Health does not have a clear standard or definition of “recovered” and does not report a number of recovered individuals.

**Data Sources: Florida Department of Health, Escambia County, City of Pensacola, local hospitals.


2 Responses to “FDOH Reports 74 New Cases, Two More COVID-19 Deaths In Escambia, Santa Rosa”

  1. No Excuses on October 17th, 2020 8:40 pm

    I want daily numbers too. A weekly report makes it much more difficult to see a trend. I believe when it gets cold, we’re going to see an uptick in numbers.

  2. Trisha on October 17th, 2020 12:16 pm

    I heard on the news this morning that our Governor wants to stop the daily reporting of Covid19. Possibly going to a weekly number. Cases are rising and I feel Gov. DeSantis, like Trump, just wants it to go away. I would like to continue seeing the daily numbers.

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