COVID-19 in Escambia and Santa Rosa: 55 new cases, no additional deaths reported Sunday

From staff reports Published 1:33 PM EDT Aug 30, 2020A total of 55 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported S

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A total of 55 new positive COVID-19 cases were reported Sunday in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, according to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health.

Escambia County added 30 new cases to reach a cumulative total of 11,151 cases since the start of the pandemic, while Santa Rosa County recorded another 25 cases for a total of 4,659.

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

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 Saturday was 132, the lowest rate recorded over the last two weeks. Sunday's numbers had not been released as of 12;30 p.m.

Daily hospitalization rates have fluctuated, but overall, the figures have generally trended downward since reaching a high of 207 on Aug. 11. 

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 477 hospital beds, and Santa Rosa County had 211, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

Of the 141 adult ICU beds in Escambia County, 20 were available, and 12 of Santa Rosa County's 21 adult ICU beds were open.

Florida adds 2,583 cases and 14 deaths

Florida added 2,583 new COVID-19 cases and just 14 resident deaths Sunday, according to data from the state Department of Health.

Sunday marked the eighth consecutive day with fewer than 4,000 new cases reported. The state's overall positivity rate was 13.49%. 

The reported death toll for Florida residents since the pandemic began is now at 11,119. So far in August, 4,276 Florida residents have been verified as having died of COVID-19 complications, making this the deadliest month for fatalities since the pandemic began.

The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 38,410 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.

Breakdown cases in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties *

  • Pensacola: 8,151 cases
  • Century: 910 cases
  • Cantonment: 782 cases
  • Molino: 128 cases
  • McDavid: 63 cases
  • Walnut Hill: 16 cases
  • Bellview: 11 cases
  • Gonzalez: 7 cases
  • Perdido Key: 6 cases
  • Pensacola Beach: 17 cases
  • Milton: 2,533 cases
  • Gulf Breeze: 674 cases
  • Navarre: 571 cases
  • Pace: 357 cases
  • Jay: 130 cases
  • Bagdad: 9 cases
  • Pensacola Naval Hospital: 1 case
  • Non-Florida resident: 1,043 cases
  • Missing: 401 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.