Escambia County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reach Daily Record

January 7, 2021

The number of daily COVID-19 local hospitalizations has reached record territory.

There were 268 people currently hospitalized in Escambia County on Wednesday, following a week of steady increases. During a summer surge, local COVID-19 hospitalizations reached a peak of 246 on July 20.

According to Escambia County, there were 11 adult ICU beds available in Escambia County Wednesday night – none at Baptist, one at West Florida and 10 at Sacred Heart. Of the 215 total ventilators in the county, 142 were available.

A month ago, there were 121 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the county. Six additional deaths and 460 new virus cases were reported Wednesday in Escambia County by the Florida Department of Health.

The numbers in the graph indicate daily hospitalizations in Escambia County and are provided daily by Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital, Baptist Hospital and West Florida Hospital. The daily numbers are not cumulative.

Data source: Escambia County, City of Pensacola. Graphic: City of Pensacola.


2 Responses to “Escambia County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reach Daily Record”

  1. Linda Stalder on January 9th, 2021 8:30 am

    I work as a self-employed massage therapist in a building with two others one of which is a nurse who refuses to wear a mask. Anyone who comes to see her also does not wear a mask. Her assistant does not wear a mask. I’m 65 and have clients in their ’60s ’70s and ’80s who are being forced to expose themselves to these people. I don’t understand how a nurse with a master’s degree doesn’t understand that masks work.

  2. Rufus Lowgun on January 7th, 2021 11:09 am

    Hey, do you suppose all the doctors and scientists who told us this is exactly what was going to happen might be right about those masks too?

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