COVID-19 in Escambia and Santa Rosa: 44 new cases, no additional deaths reported Monday

A total of 44 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported Monday in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, according to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health.

Escambia County added 32 new cases to reach a cumulative total of 11,183 cases since the start of the pandemic, while Santa Rosa County recorded another 12 cases for a total of 4,671.

No new deaths associated with the coronavirus were reported in either county Monday.

To date, Escambia County has reported a cumulative 198 deaths due to COVID-19 (186 state residents and 12 non-Florida residents), and Santa Rosa County has recorded 55.

Of all deaths in both counties, 99 are connected to long-term care centers, including 89 in Escambia County and 10 in Santa Rosa County.

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 verified by the state.

The median age of positive coronavirus cases was 39 in Escambia County and 40 in Santa Rosa County as of Sunday.

To date, 13% of the 78,724 peopled tested in Escambia County and 14% of the 32,346 people tested in Santa Rosa County have been positive for COVID-19.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties

The number of patients with COVID-19 being treated in Escambia County hospitals Monday was 117, the lowest rate recorded over the last two weeks. The highest rate in that same period was 171 on Aug. 16 and 17.

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 Sunday that Escambia County’s cumulative hospitalizations — how many COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic — was 754, an increase of four 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 Sunday, a cumulative 268 people with COVID-19 have been hospitalized in Santa Rosa County since the pandemic began, up by three from the previous day.

Escambia County on Sunday morning had 495 hospital beds, and Santa Rosa County had 217, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

Of the 141 adult ICU beds in Escambia County, 21 were available, and 13 of Santa Rosa County’s 21 adult ICU beds were open.

Florida adds 1,885 cases and 68 deaths

Florida added 1,885 new COVID-19 cases and 68 new resident deaths Monday, according to data from the state Department of Health.

The number of total confirmed cases announced Monday was the lowest daily increase since 1,758 were announced June 15.

Monday marked the ninth consecutive day with fewer than 4,000 new cases reported. The state’s overall positivity rate was 13.42%. 

A total of 153,085 new cases of the coronavirus were announced in August.

The reported death toll for Florida residents since the pandemic began is now at 11,187. A total of 4,344 Florida residents were verified as having died of COVID-19 complications in August, making this the deadliest month for fatalities since the pandemic began.

In July, 3,338 Florida residents were verified as having died of COVID-19 complications.

Breakdown cases in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties *

  • Pensacola: 8,175 cases
  • Century: 915 cases
  • Cantonment: 783 cases
  • Molino: 129 cases
  • McDavid: 63 cases
  • Walnut Hill: 16 cases
  • Bellview: 11 cases
  • Gonzalez: 7 cases
  • Perdido Key: 6 cases
  • Pensacola Beach: 12 cases
  • Milton: 2,534 cases
  • Gulf Breeze: 674 cases
  • Navarre: 577 cases
  • Pace: 359 cases
  • Jay: 131 cases
  • Bagdad: 9 cases
  • Pensacola Naval Hospital: 1 case
  • Non-Florida resident: 1,044 cases
  • Missing: 408 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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