COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Escambia County The Lowest Since July

September 23, 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Escambia County have fallen to their lowest level since July 30.

On September 22, there were 158 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Ascension Sacred Heart, Baptist and West Florida hospitals. That compares to 236 a week ago and nearly 400 about a month ago.

At Ascension Sacred Heart, there were 72 people being treated for COVID-19 on Wednesday, down from 110 one week ago. More than 90 percent of  the hospitalized COVID-19 patients at Ascension Sacred Heart are not vaccinated.

“The continued decline in hospitalizations is good news for the community and our healthcare staff,” said Dawn Rudolph, president of Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola. “But this is not the time COVID-19 to think the threat is going away. We encourage everyone to help us stop COVID-19 spread by wearing masks in congested indoor spaces, social distancing, and, most important, getting the vaccine. Everyone in our community plays a critical role in keeping us safe from this virus.”

Chart data sources: Escambia County, City of Pensacola, Ascension Sacred Heart, Baptist and West Florida hospitals. Graphic: City of Pensacola.


4 Responses to “COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Escambia County The Lowest Since July”

  1. Mary on September 25th, 2021 8:15 am

    @Steve, covid is not going away. The shot is not a vaccine, no more than the flu shot is a vaccine. Before you start screaming “polio”, polio did not have animal reservoirs and could be eradicated. Covid has animal reservoirs and will continue to adapt just like the cold, flu, stomach bugs etc. Real science is the answer. Unfortunately this has been used as a political weapon from the beginning and that breeds distrust.

  2. George on September 24th, 2021 9:36 am

    Culling the herd will continue for those who refuse to wear a mask or get vaccinated…

  3. SueB on September 24th, 2021 9:01 am

    Everyone in our community plays a critical role in keeping us safe from this virus BUT not our democrats government continue to bring in illegals.

  4. Steve on September 23rd, 2021 4:56 am

    Looks like the numbers are right in line with the summer TOURIST season.

    Now that they gone back home and stopped spreading this mess the numbers should start to tumble down.

    Also get your vaccine. And put a end to this mess for good. If at least 80% of the people do this we can keep this virus going forever.. We could get 99% and end it forever.

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