Five more deaths associated with COVID-19 were reported in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties on Saturday, according to the latest report from the Florida Department of Heath.

The department reported Saturday that the virus had claimed the lives of three more people in Escambia County and two more people in Santa Rosa County.

That brings the total deaths in both counties since the pandemic began to 207.

Escambia County has reported a total of 160 deaths, including 150 state residents and 10 non-Florida residents. Santa Rosa County has 47 COVID-19 deaths.

Of all deaths in both counties, 88 are tied to long-term care centers, including 79 in Escambia County and nine in Santa Rosa County.

The state on Saturday also confirmed another 83 new COVID-19 cases in Escambia County, growing the cumulative total to 10,205. Santa Rosa County added another 48 new COVID-19 cases to its total, which is now at 4,173.

Due to delays in reporting, figures from the state’s daily report do not necessarily reflect when a person died or became infected with the virus, but rather when their case was reported by the state.

The median age of positive coronavirus cases was 39 in both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, as of Saturday.

To date, 13% of the 72,071 peopled tested in Escambia County and 14% of the 29,853 people tested in Santa Rosa County have been positive for COVID-19.

Latest hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties

The number of patients with COVID-19 being treated in Escambia County hospitals was 189 on Friday, a decrease of four from the previous day and among the lowest rates over the last two weeks. Saturday rates are not yet available.

In the last two weeks, hospitalizations peaked at 234 on Aug. 1 and reached a low of 187 on Aug. 9. Daily hospitalizations are reported from Ascension Sacred Heart, Baptist and West Florida hospitals directly to Escambia County and the city of Pensacola.

The state reported Saturday that Escambia County’s cumulative hospitalizations — how many COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic — was 620, up by 11 from the previous day.

The number of currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Santa Rosa County is not being compiled. Data from the Florida Department of Health shows that as of Saturday, a cumulative 218 people with COVID-19 have been hospitalized in Santa Rosa County since the pandemic began. That’s an increase of 1twofrom the previous day.

Escambia County on Saturday morning had 407 available hospital beds, and Santa Rosa County had 198, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

Ten of the 147 adult ICU beds in Escambia County were available, and nine of Santa Rosa County’s 22 adult ICU beds were open.

Florida reports 204 deaths and 6,352 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

The Florida Department of Health reported 204 additional COVID-19 deaths Saturday, pushing the cumulative total number of resident deaths to 9,345.

In the first 15 days of August, there have been 2,502 COVID-19 deaths verified for Florida residents.

On Saturday, the department reported 6,352  new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 569,637.

Saturday marked the 20th straight day the state reported fewer than 10,000 new cases. The state’s cumulative positivity rate for overall cases increased slightly to 13.53%. 

The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 33,661 since the pandemic began. The Department of Health notes the total figure is cumulative and does not reflect the number of COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals.

Breaking down cases in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties *

  • Pensacola: 7,433 cases
  • Century: 869 cases
  • Cantonment: 705 cases
  • Molino: 116 cases
  • McDavid: 52 cases
  • Walnut Hill: 15 cases
  • Bellview: 11 cases
  • Gonzalez: 7 cases
  • Perdido Key: 5 cases
  • Pensacola Beach: 8 cases
  • Milton: 2,295 cases
  • Gulf Breeze: 608 cases
  • Navarre: 509 cases
  • Pace: 317 cases
  • Jay: 111 cases
  • Bagdad: 9 cases
  • Pensacola Naval Hospital: 1 case
  • Non-Florida resident: 951 cases
  • Missing: 356 cases

* The Florida Department of Health is releasing the locations where confirmed cases are located to provide a broader look at areas where the virus has spread. The locations are based on ZIP code. 

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