First Escambia County COVID-19 Death Report Issued Since June; Hospitalizations Decline

September 16, 2021

For the first time since June, we have some information about the number of COVID-19 deaths in Escambia County.

The CDC is now reporting weekly county by county COVID-19 death information for Florida — over three months since the Florida Department of Health ceased death reports.

The new data released Wednesday shows 26 people died from COVID-19 in the past seven days in Escambia County, and 24 died in Santa Rosa County.

Escambia County commissioners and media organizations, including, have asked for death reports from state officials for months.

COVID-19 hospitalizations are continuing to decline in Escambia County, now at their lowest level since early August. There were 236 COVID-19 patients in the hospital Wednesday, six of those under age 18. Two weeks ago, there were 344 hospitalizations.


11 Responses to “First Escambia County COVID-19 Death Report Issued Since June; Hospitalizations Decline”

  1. citizen II on September 22nd, 2021 12:13 am

    Just venting. I think the splash guards at counters are a good idea. N95s would help protect you at Walmart by lowering the load you are exposed to. Shower and change when you get home. Socialize outdoors in sunlight and wind that degrade the effectiveness of a biohazard, take your zinc, vitamin C and such. Be ready to take care of yourself and family if you get it. An Oxygen generator or Cpap machine can be a great help speaking from family experience and friends experience. I would recommend the N95 for the vulnerable when out shopping. I used the inhaler for abuterol used for asthma when I had trouble breathing and it helped, But I tested negative for covid. Oh there are false negative test results. You can have it and test negative. Hope this helps. I’ve known several who died recently. Delta is serious!

    Just my opinions of course.

  2. Wayne on September 21st, 2021 3:29 pm

    I believe in liberty as well as the next person however, I do not believe that that liberty should cause me or anyone else too die. There wouldn’t be a need for a mask mandate if people would govern themselves like there is a pandemic and wear a mask voluntarily. The mask mandate is for those of you who don’t have the where with all to realize you are putting others in danger for your so called liberty. So that being said PUT ON A MASK!!!!

  3. Lee on September 16th, 2021 5:50 pm

    @Mike at the cost of Floridians lives and health. Yeah fine job Reckless Ron.

  4. Bob on September 16th, 2021 5:33 pm


    Hiding COVID-19 statistics, banning local mask mandates, and forcing schools open in the middle of a pandemic for starters.

  5. Mike on September 16th, 2021 3:24 pm

    What did DeSantis do wrong here?

    If he is being motivated by political ambitions, who cares? They’re motivating him to respect individual liberties and the rule of law, and I’ll take that as a W.

  6. David Huie Green on September 16th, 2021 12:56 pm

    “If you do not like our governor, why don’t you move?”

    Seems drastic. If you move every time you find someone you don’t like, you would keep running into others doing the same thing. Not everyone is as loveable as you and I are.

    David for letting neighbors remain

  7. Plain Country on September 16th, 2021 12:30 pm

    @green rocket; Because we was here before our careless, none caring governor!!!

  8. Green rocket on September 16th, 2021 11:36 am

    If you do not like our governor, why don’t you move?

  9. Kane on September 16th, 2021 10:33 am

    Wow my expectations and assumptions are just going off the charts this a.m. lol.

    I thought for some reason that this meant we had the information from the missing months as well but alas I was tragically mistaken in thinking that there was some sort of sense being made by our Fl. government.

    I even went so far as to visit the C.D.C website to search for the info……it was not there. DeSantis plays his fiddle as Florida burns (from fever).

  10. John Doe on September 16th, 2021 10:20 am

    this shows deaths that were recorded in the past week. so deaths that are recorded afterwards for that week, which there are most likely many, are never accounted for

  11. Rufus Lowgun on September 16th, 2021 9:09 am

    Now why do you suppose the state would stop issuing death reports? Couldn’t have anything to do with Gov. DeSantis’s political ambitions, could it?

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