Escambia and Santa Rosa counties add 61 new positive COVID-19 cases Monday, no deaths

From staff reports Published 12:22 PM EDT Aug 24, 2020The Florida Department of Health reported 61 new positiv

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The Florida Department of Health reported 61 new positive COVID-19 cases and no additional coronavirus-related deaths Monday in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Escambia County added 42 new cases to raise its cumulative total to 10,832 since the pandemic began. Santa Rosa County recorded 19 more cases to now total 4,462.

The state has verified a total of 235 deaths in both counties, 54 in Santa Rosa County and 181 in Escambia County (171 state residents and 10 non-Florida residents). 

Of all deaths in both counties, 93 are tied to long-term care centers, including 84 in Escambia County and nine 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 reported by the state.

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

To date, 13% of the 75,997 peopled tested in Escambia County and 14% of the 31,252 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 Sunday was 137, continuing the downward trend in hospitalizations seen over the last two weeks since a spike to 207 on Aug. 11.  Monday's number have not yet been released.

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 Monday that Escambia County's cumulative hospitalizations — how many COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic — was 709, an increase of two 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 Monday, a cumulative 247 people with COVID-19 have been hospitalized in Santa Rosa County since the pandemic began. That figure did not change from the previous day.

Escambia County on Monday morning had 474 hospital beds, and Santa Rosa County had 219, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

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

Florida reports 2,238 new COVID-19 cases and 72 deaths 

Florida added 2,238 new COVID-19 cases and 72 resident deaths Monday, according to data from the state Department of Health.

Monday marked the second consecutive day with less than 3,000 new cases reported, which has not happened since June 14-15. Florida's cumulative case total is now 602,829. The state's overall positivity rate remained at 13.54%. 

The reported death toll for Florida residents since the pandemic began is now at 10,397. So far in August, 3,435 Florida residents have been verified as having died of COVID-19 complications — 97 more deaths than the total for the entire month of July (3,338).

Florida's overall testing slowdown continued. The state's seven-day average for new tests was 69,581 through Sunday. That's about 28,000 fewer daily tests than the state was reporting on average during the last week of July.

The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 36,596 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: 7,920 cases
  • Century: 899 cases
  • Cantonment: 750 cases
  • Molino: 121 cases
  • McDavid: 62 cases
  • Walnut Hill: 15 cases
  • Bellview: 11 cases
  • Gonzalez: 7 cases
  • Perdido Key: 6 cases
  • Pensacola Beach: 15 cases
  • Milton: 2,440 cases
  • Gulf Breeze: 647 cases
  • Navarre: 547 cases
  • Pace: 340 cases
  • Jay: 121 cases
  • Bagdad: 9 cases
  • Pensacola Naval Hospital: 1 case
  • Non-Florida resident: 1,006 cases
  • Missing: 377 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.