Detailed Local COVID-19 Hospitalization Data Released

July 29, 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Escambia County are up about six times in the past month and have climbed by 18 in the past day, according to a graph released Wednesday by the City of Pensacola.

It’s the first report of daily local hospitalization rates since the report was stopped last month.

On June 24, there were 19 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Ascension Sacred Heart, Baptist and West Florida hospitals. By Wednesday, July 28, that number was at 131.

“I cannot emphasize enough the importance of getting vaccinated, and I encourage everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are able, Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said. “Remember that there are still everyday preventive actions you can take against COVID-19, including wearing a mask, washing your hands often and staying home if you’re sick.”

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.

Baptist Hospital has also implemented at least twice-weekly reporting with additional information for their facility. Between July 1 and July 27, Baptist Health Care has treated a total of 96 patients who have been hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 85 were unvaccinated.

Data sources: Escambia County, City of Pensacola, Ascension Sacred Heart, Baptist and West Florida hospitals. Graphics: City of Pensacola.


14 Responses to “Detailed Local COVID-19 Hospitalization Data Released”

  1. David Huie Green on July 31st, 2021 2:23 pm

    “Live in fear, I won’t.”

    It is good that you intend to die bravely. Many rightly fear the Lord’s Judgment.

  2. Lee on July 31st, 2021 8:52 am

    So unvaccinated fool checks into the ER with Covid, as they are preparing the ventilator he tells the doctor, “I’d rather die of Covid then get the shot” so doctor asks “What are you doing here”. Reality.

  3. JTV on July 31st, 2021 6:44 am

    @ No Excuses, funny when the left cries my body my choice it’s cheering on a woman’s choice to exterminate a baby. That decision ends in a death every time. My decision doesn’t affect anyone but me. Live in fear, I won’t.

  4. David Huie Green on July 31st, 2021 3:53 am

    “I will not be a lab rat for a vaccine that has not been fully approved.”

    You will be a lab rat for a virus that has not been approved any whatsoever.

    Sure, just as a statistic, but we will learn about the long-term effects of the virus thanks to people like you. Please let me thank you for volunteering yourself and your loved ones while you’re still alive to know you are appreciated.

    David for healthy rats

  5. GRM on July 30th, 2021 8:40 am

    Problem is its not just your body It’s others

  6. GRM on July 30th, 2021 8:32 am

    Ship of fools. Darwinism at work maybe. Problem is you take others with you which includes children

  7. Not I . on July 30th, 2021 8:10 am

    I do not trust our government I do not trust the news media and their scare tactics and I will not be a lab rat for a vaccine that has not been fully approved.

  8. DMC on July 29th, 2021 11:26 pm

    Unvaccinated household and we will stay that way. Our body our choice.

  9. Lebowski on July 29th, 2021 5:50 pm

    I gave up on basic hygiene months ago. The real reason there were paper and cleaning supply shortages was backed by our hidden government. They thought they were creating fear and division from spiked demand. I showed them. One gets used to his bodily bouquet, and keeps all the snowflakes 12 feet away. It seems though, that everywhere I go others rush to place their masks on.

  10. Bob on July 29th, 2021 3:43 pm


    Yep. You are free to choose whether or not you want to get vaccinated.

    If you decide to remain unvaccinated, please do the rest of us the courtesy of wearing a mask indoors, social distancing, and washing your hands.

    I don’t know how or when basic hygiene became a political hill to die on, but here we are.

  11. ER RN on July 29th, 2021 1:20 pm

    It is your choice and your body, but don’t clog up the emergency departments if and when you get sick from Covid. If you have covid you gonna feel like crap for weeks. If you get the vaccine you still may get covid but your symptoms will be less severe. I do not believe in making people get the vaccine, so I believe our nursing shortage will just get worse from Scared Heart making it mandatory.

  12. No Excuses on July 29th, 2021 1:09 pm

    @JTV, yes, but when your choices affect others, it’s not exclusively your choice. Kind of like yelling fire in a crowded theater when there is no fire is a crime, rather than freedom of speech. Don’t get the vaccine if you don’t want it, but the day is coming when people like you will allow the virus to mutate to the point that the vaccines are rendered ineffective and all of us will be compromised. Do you research. It’s frustrating to many that adamant antivaxers are driving the perpetuation of this virus

  13. JTV on July 29th, 2021 10:39 am

    My body my choice

  14. CJ Lewis on July 29th, 2021 10:13 am

    How about the deaths? Someone fairly young I know recently died. The obituary didn’t give a hint as to the cause of death. I know that the extended family were all anti-mask and anti-vaccination. I also know that the father had only told me a few weeks ago that he and a bunch of family members had been sick with COVID. I think the impact on the unvaccinated would be greater if the death toll was also being reported. Does the term “unvaccinated” include those who are only partially vaccinated? I heard one news report that in one hospital in south Florida nearly 100% of those hospitalized had not been vaccinated at all, had only taken one of a two shot regime or had some specific medical issue to include being on drugs that suppressed their immune system. If you only took one shot of a two shot protocol, you are not vaccinated. That point needs to be better made. A better, broader term to use might be “not fully vaccinated” and make the point that it includes those who got no shots but also those who got Shot #1 but not Shot #2.

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