Escambia COVID-19 Cases Up By 12 On Friday; Statewide Cases Top 10,000

April 4, 2020

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Escambia County increased by 12 on Friday, the Florida Department of Health said, while Santa Rosa positive cases remained at the same number

The number of cases in Escambia County is now 113 with five in the hospital, an increase of one on Friday. There are 48 confirmed cases in Santa Rosa County with seven in the hospital and two fatalities.

The state reports that one of the Escambia County cases is a resident or staff of a long-term care facility, but the facility was not specified by the Department of Health.

Escambia County cases:

  • Total cases — 113 (+12 since Thursday)
  • Pensacola — 74
  • Cantonment — 17
  • Bellview — 5
  • Perdido Key — 1
  • Century — 1
  • Residents: 106
  • Nonresidents — 13
  • Hospitalizations:  5
  • Deaths — 0
  • Men — 61
  • Women — 52
  • Youngest: 2
  • Oldest: 94

Santa Rosa County cases:

  • Total cases — 48 +1  since Thursday))
  • Navarre — 14
  • Milton — 14
  • Gulf Breeze — 11
  • Pace — 4
  • Jay — 1
  • Residents: 48
  • Nonresidents — 0
  • Hospitalizations — 7
  • Deaths — 2
  • Men — 27
  • Women — 20
  • Youngest: 2 months
  • Oldest: 81

Florida cases:

  • Total cases: 10,268
  • Florida residents: 9,925
  • Deaths — 170
  • Hospitalized — 1,334

Clouds For Saturday, A Small Rain Chance Overnight

April 4, 2020

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Calm wind.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind.

Sunday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm wind.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. West wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.

Warm Temperatures And Sunshine Into The Weekend

April 3, 2020

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm wind.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the morning.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87

Escambia County Tops 100 COVID-19 Cases

April 2, 2020

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Escambia County topped 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, according to the Florida Department of Health while Santa Rosa positive cases increased by one. The number of cases in Escambia County increased Thursday by five to 101 total, and the number of hospitalizations reported increased from two to four. There are 47 confirmed cases in Santa Rosa County.

Escambia County cases:

  • Total cases – 101 (+5 since Wed.)
  • Pensacola – 70
  • Cantonment – 15
  • Bellview – 5
  • Perdido Key – 1
  • Century – 1
  • Non-residents – 8
  • Hospitalizations:  4
  • Deaths – 0
  • Men – 51
  • Women – 49

Santa Rosa County cases:

  • Total cases – 47 (+1 since Wed.)
  • Navarre – 14
  • Milton – 14
  • Gulf Breeze – 11
  • Pace – 4
  • Jay – 1
  • Non – residents – 0
  • Hospitalizations -  7
  • Deaths – 2
  • Men – 27
  • Women – 20

Florida cases:

  • Total cases: 9,008
  • Florida residents: 8,694
  • Deaths -  144
  • Hospitalized – 1,167

A Few Clouds Tonight, Sunny For Friday

April 2, 2020

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. Calm wind.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm wind.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the morning.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

First COVID-19 Case Reported In Century As Escambia, Santa Rosa Increase By Two COVID-19 Cases Each

April 1, 2020

The total number of reported coronavirus cases in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County increased by two in each county on Wednesday, according to a report from the Florida Department of Health, as the first case was reported in Century and Jay. Escambia County cases:

  • Total cases – 96
  • Pensacola – 66
  • Cantonment – 15
  • Bellview – 5
  • Perdido Key – 1
  • Century – 1
  • Non-residents – 7
  • Hospitalizations:  2
  • Deaths: 0

Santa Rosa County cases:

  • Total cases – 46
  • Navarre – 14
  • Milton – 14
  • Gulf Breeze – 11
  • Pace – 3
  • Jay 1
  • Non – residents – 0
  • Hospitalizations:  7
  • Deaths: 2

Florida cases:

  • Total cases: 7,773
  • Florida residents: 7,495
  • Non-Florida residents – 251
  • Deaths -  101
  • Hospitalized – 990

Nice Sunny Wednesday, Low Into The Middle 40s Wednesday Night

April 1, 2020

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

COVID-19 Cases Climb In Escambia, Santa Rosa

March 31, 2020

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Escambia County has increased to 88, up seven since last night, and the number of cases in Santa Rosa County at 39, up three since last night.

There are now 58 cases from Pensacola, 15 from Cantonment, five from Bellview and one from Perdido Key. Seven are non-residents. The cases range in age from 2 to 94, and two are in the hospital.

Of the Santa Rosa County cases, seven  are in the hospital and two have died. Thirteen are from Navarre, 10 from Milton, nine Santa Rosa and two from Pace.

There are 5,704 total cases in Florida, 5,489 are residents. There are 715 hospitalized and 71 deaths.

Becoming Mostly Sunny Today, Lows In The 40s Tonight

March 31, 2020

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

This Afternoon: A slick chance of a shower. Becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 72. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Calm wind.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.

Cantonment Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site Opens Tuesday

March 30, 2020

As NorthEscambia.com first reported over the weekend, Escambia County, Community Health Northwest Florida and Ascension Sacred Heart have partnered to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Community Health Pediatrics at 470 South HIghway 29 in Cantonment on Tuesday, March 31.

All patients are required to be pre-screened before arriving at the drive-thru testing center by calling the Ascension Sacred Heart COVID-19 Pre-Screening Call Center at (850) 746-2684. Those who have not been pre-screened over the phone will not be provided access to the drive-thru test center.

Patients who meet the pre-screening criteria will be sent to the drive-thru testing site for a nasal swab test.

“This critical partnership with Community Health Northwest Florida and Ascension Sacred Heart provides residents in the central part of Escambia County convenient access to COVID-19 testing,” said Escambia County Board Chairman Steven Barry. “Unfortunately, there have been several positive cases in Cantonment, so the opening of this test site is crucial in preventing community spread and keeping people healthy. Since the COVID-19 test is free, then I encourage everyone with symptoms of fever, dry cough or shortness of breath to please call ahead and be pre-screened. The health of the community is our top priority.”

The pre-screening call center will be open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The drive-thru clinic will open Tuesday, March 31 and will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“As a healthcare provider with clinic locations in Cantonment and Century, we are committed to the health and safety of all families in north Escambia,” said Chandra Smiley, CEO and Executive Director of Community Health Northwest Florida. “We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Escambia County and Ascension Sacred Heart to provide this important access point for COVID-19 testing.”

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