By The Numbers: Escambia Reports 781 New COVID-19 Cases

September 25, 2021

There were 781 new COVID-19 cases reported Escambia County over the last week by the Florida Department of Health.

Baptist, Ascension Sacred Heart and West Florida hospitals reported a combined 224 COVID-19 hospitalizations..

Here is the latest data:

Escambia County cases:

Total cases: 52,171  (+781)
Positivity rate last week: 13.8%
Current total hospitalizations: 147
Over age 18 and over hospitalizations: 145
Under age 18 hospitalized: 2
Total deaths last 7 days: 42 (CDC data)

Escambia County Vaccinations

People vaccinated: 148,529 (+1,086)
Total Population of Escambia County Partially Vaccinated: 53.3%
Total Population of Escambia County Fully Vaccinated: 44.8%
*These numbers are the percent of total Escambia County population vaccinated. Not the percentage of hospitalized individuals.

Santa Rosa County cases:

Total cases: 31,444 (+827)
Positivity rate last week: 18.0%
People vaccinated:86,728 (+721)
Partial vaccination rate (age 12+): 54%
Total deaths last 7 days: 28 (CDC data)

Statewide cases:

Florida resident cases: 3,539,272 (+56,325)
Case positivity rate: 8.6%
Deaths: 53,580 (+355)

FDOH has moved from daily to weekly reports and removed the COVID-19 dashboard. The state is now releasing a weekly report with local data limited only to number of cases and positivity rate The number of deaths by county or cases by local cities and communities is no longer provided by FDOH.


10 Responses to “By The Numbers: Escambia Reports 781 New COVID-19 Cases”

  1. Bob on September 29th, 2021 11:55 am

    @Just Saying

    You’re right, in large quantities, ethanol can be carcinogenic. However, the risk of developing cancer from the tiny amount of ethanol in the vaccine is almost non-existent.

    To put it in perspective, a can of beer has over 50x as much ethanol as the COVID shot.

  2. Just Saying on September 29th, 2021 9:21 am


    I see the logic in your argument. However, can you also explain to me why the US government is encouraging us to ingest ethanol and other carcinogens that are banned by the FDA for human consumption BUT are ingredients (per the CDC and manufacturer’s websites) in this wonderful vaccine that they have approved? This doesn’t make sense.

  3. Bob on September 29th, 2021 7:34 am

    @Just Saying

    Assuming you’re genuinely curious, there are a few reasons why it’s important we increase our vaccination rate:

    1) To protect people who are unable to get vaccinated.
    2) To reduce our R0 and decrease the chances of new (potentially resistant) strains of COVID-19 from forming.
    3) Even though the vaccine is effective at reducing the symptoms of COVID-19, there are still breakthrough cases.

  4. Just Saying on September 28th, 2021 5:52 am

    @Bob and NPC,

    I believe the answer you’re truly seeking is that while the virus is airborne, outdoor spread is rare, and the CDC is not recommending masking in most outdoor activities. Indeed, even in New York, with all its mandates that only allow vaccinated people to attend events, masks are ONLY required when indoors, such as in the concourse, NOT outside in the stadium.

    I still can’t quite grasp the whole “if you’re vaccinated, you need to be protected from the unvaccinated and actively shame them into receiving the vaccine”. That’s entirely backward. If you’re vaccinated, you probably will never even know you were infected but YOU will be spreading it all over to anyone and everyone else. So why are you scared of anyone else? The logical conclusion is that the only ones who need to be concerned…are the unvaccinated.

    Case in point…my brother in law is in a nursing home. ALL residents and staff are vaccinated and have been for several months. They are currently quarantined because of a COVID outbreak. Now, none are actually “sick”. They simply tested positive. Obviously a vaccinated person brought the virus inside and transmitted it to other vaccinated people. So, again, why are the vaccinated afraid of the unvaccinated?

  5. Warren on September 28th, 2021 12:49 am

    @npc bob sorry but you’re wrong. Colleges are not primarily funded by football. Yes some major colleges bring in a lot of dollars from football but their other funding sources, especially combined, far exceed football revenue. Please people research before you make such comments! Some people will believe you and be totally misled. The reason colleges in Florida, state schools, are not exercising restraint with more attention to CDC guidelines is because their governance is very political and that’s true for most states. Florida public Universities report to a board of governors who, ultimately is totally connected to the Governor of the state, no brain DeSantis here in Florida. The board is taking their marching orders from him and they in turn convey that to the Universities. So the Universities end up at the mercy of the Governor…far more than k-12 public schools.

  6. Bob on September 27th, 2021 6:49 am


    Because $.

    Colleges are primarily funded by football programs. Closing down stadiums last year got them a little public goodwill, but now it’s time to go back to making profits no matter the cost to the community.

  7. NPC on September 25th, 2021 7:38 pm

    I am not making a political statement but what I feel is a legitimate question. Why are college football stadiums allowed to be at full capacity with no mask mandates or virus cards before entry when we are told the virus is surging? Stadiums last year were at reduced capacity with what we are being told were lower numbers. Any answers?

  8. Give me a break on September 25th, 2021 2:30 pm

    @Kane, yeah, those horrible kids who aren’t sick at all. We should throw them in jail, am I right?

  9. David Huie Green on September 25th, 2021 2:05 pm

    All deaths tend to be regrettable, but at least most of these were by people who chose to keep themselves vulnerable.

    David for freedom, even to make bad choices

  10. Kane on September 25th, 2021 9:03 am

    @Joy I know those numbers are high and do not inspire hope but just a few weeks ago it was over 2400 in one week so at least we’re headed in the right direction……again. Though with the new order allowing asymptomatic children to not only to skip quarantine it also allows them to GO TO SCHOOL. Sorry I was trying to make you feel better but pretty sure that didn’t work :p

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