Escambia County’s total COVID-19 cases topped the 10,000-mark Thursday, and another four deaths associated with the coronavirus raised the county’s cumulative deaths over 150.
The state on Thursday confirmed 106 new COVID-19 cases in Escambia County, growing the cumulative total to 10,035, according to the Florida Department of Health.
The four new deaths verified by the state Thursday bring Escambia County’s cumulative coronavirus deaths to 151, which includes 141 state residents and 10 non-Florida residents.
Due to delays in reporting, those figures don’t necessarily reflect how many people became infected or passed away on a certain day, but rather the date when the state confirmed those cases.
Santa Rosa County on Thursday reported three more COVID-19 deaths to bring the county’s total deaths due to COVID-19 to 44.
The county also added 35 more COVID-19 cases it its total, which is now at 4,088.
The median age of positive coronavirus cases was 39 in Santa Rosa County and 38 in Escambia County as of Thursday.
To date, 14% of the 74,303 peopled tested in Escambia County and 14% of the 29,438 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 Thursday dropped by five from the previous day to reach 193.
Over the last two weeks, hospitalizations peaked at 234 on Aug. 1 and reached a low of 187 on Sunday.
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 Thursday that Escambia County’s cumulative hospitalizations — how many COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic — was 601, up by 16 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 Thursday, a cumulative 204 people with COVID-19 have been hospitalized in Santa Rosa County since the pandemic began. That’s an increase of five from the previous day.
Escambia County on Thursday morning had 360 available hospital beds, and Santa Rosa County had 201, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
Thirteen of the 147 adult ICU beds in Escambia County were available, and 10 of Santa Rosa County’s 22 adult ICU beds were open.
Florida reports 148 COVID-19 deaths, 6,236 new cases Thursday
The Florida Department of Health reported 148 additional COVID-19 deaths Thursday.
That brings the state’s cumulative death toll to 8,913 for Florida residents.
Florida’s seven-day rolling average for reported deaths increased slightly to 167 Thursday. There have been 1,166 deaths reported over the last seven days.
On Thursday, the department reported 6,236 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 557,137.
Thursday marked the 18th straight day the state reported fewer than 10,000 new cases. Florida’s seven-day average for new cases dropped to 6,678 Thursday. The state’s cumulative positivity rate for overall cases was 13.49%.
The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 32,537 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: 7,309 cases
- Century: 862 cases
- Cantonment: 691 cases
- Molino: 114 cases
- McDavid: 51 cases
- Walnut Hill: 13 cases
- Bellview: 10 cases
- Gonzalez: 7 cases
- Perdido Key: 5 cases
- Pensacola Beach: 10 cases
- Milton: 2,263 cases
- Gulf Breeze: 591 cases
- Navarre: 491 cases
- Pace: 315 cases
- Jay: 109 cases
- Bagdad: 9 cases
- Pensacola Naval Hospital: 1 case
- Non-Florida resident: 941 cases
- Missing: 331 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.