Escambia and Santa Rosa counties each recorded two COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, bringing the combined total to 127 since the pandemic began.
A 63-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman died in Escambia County, and a 48-year-old man and 68-year-old man died in Santa Rosa County. To date, 103 deaths have been verified as being caused by COVID-19 in Escambia County and 24 deaths verified in Santa Rosa County.
Escambia County also recorded 170 new positive cases on Saturday, for a cumulative total of 7,908, while Santa Rosa County recorded 63 news positive cases for a cumulative total of 3,399.
The media age of deaths in Santa Rosa County is 39, while it is 38 in Escambia County.
As of Friday, 12% of the 64,979 peopled tested in Escambia County and 13% of the 26,120 people tested in Santa Rosa County have been positive for COVID-19.
Hospitalizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties
On Friday, 231 patients with COVID-19 were currently being treated in Escambia County hospitals. That’s according to figures from Ascension Sacred Heart, Baptist and West Florida hospitals reported to Escambia County and the city of Pensacola. Saturday figures are not yet available.
The state reported Friday that Escambia County’s cumulative hospitalizations — how many COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic — was 446, an increase of 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 a cumulative total of 160 people with COVID-19 have been hospitalized in Santa Rosa County since the pandemic began, no increase from the previous day.
Escambia County on Saturday morning had 405 available hospital beds, and Santa Rosa County had 204, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
Thirteen of the 141 adult ICU beds in Escambia County were available, and 10 of Santa Rosa County’s 13 adult ICU beds were open.
Florida deaths declined for first time in 5 days
For the first time in five days, Florida recorded less deaths than the previous day, verifying 179 deaths Saturday. The death toll among Florida residents now stands at 7,022.
The number of new COVID-19 cases increased by 9,642 Saturday, marking the 39th consecutive day the state has recorded more than 5,000 new cases. However, the state has recorded seven straight days with fewer than 10,000 new cases, the first time that’s happened since June 26-July 1.
Florida has counted a total of 480,386 cases since the pandemic began.
The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 26,972 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: 6,197 cases
Cantonment: 584 cases
Bellview: 10 cases
Perdido Key: 4 cases
Century: 65 cases
Molino: 91 cases
McDavid: 39 cases
Walnut Hill: 9 cases
Pensacola Beach: 6 cases
Gonzalez: 8 cases
Navarre: 395 cases
Milton: 1,912 cases
Gulf Breeze: 496 cases
Pace: 250 cases
Jay: 89 cases
Bagdad: 7 cases
Pensacola Naval Hospital: 1 case
Non-Florida resident: 847 cases
Missing: 133 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.