The Florida Department of Health on Saturday reported one additional COVID-19 death in Santa Rosa County and 101 new positive cases between both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Escambia County added 68 new cases Saturday to grow its cumulative total to 10,752 since the start of the pandemic. Santa Rosa County, meanwhile, added 33 more positive cases to now total 4,418.
Santa Rosa County’s cumulative deaths rose to 54 as the state verified the death of a 68-year-old man.
No new coronavirus deaths were reported Saturday in Escambia County, which has recorded a cumulative 181 deaths to date, including 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 Saturday.
To date, 13% of the 75,316 peopled tested in Escambia County and 14% of the 31,050 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 Friday was 150, continuing the downward trend in hospitalizations seen over the last week. Saturday’s numbers have yet to be released.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations increased drastically in July, reaching a peak of 246 on July 20. Over the last week, the numbers have started to decreased since a spike to 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 Saturday that Escambia County’s cumulative hospitalizations — how many COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic — was 703, an increase of 13 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 Saturday, a cumulative 246 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 Saturday morning had 473 available hospital beds, and Santa Rosa County had 197, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
Of the 140 adult ICU beds in Escambia County, seven were available, and nine of Santa Rosa County’s 19 adult ICU beds were open.
Florida verifies 106 additional COVID-19 deaths and 4,311 new cases
The Florida Department of Health verified 106 additional COVID-19 deaths and 4,311 new cases Saturday.
The reported death toll for Florida residents since the pandemic began is now at 10,274.
This marks the 17th day this month that at least 100 deaths have been reported. In August, 3,312 Florida residents have been verified as having died of COVID-19 complications, just 26 fewer than the total for the entire month of July (3,338).
On Saturday, the cumulative number of cases in Florida increased to 597,597. This is the seventh straight day the state reported fewer than 5,000 new cases. The state’s cumulative positivity rate for overall tests remained at 13.56%.
The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 36,329 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: 7,863 cases
- Century: 896 cases
- Cantonment: 744 cases
- Molino: 121 cases
- McDavid: 61 cases
- Walnut Hill: 15 cases
- Bellview: 11 cases
- Gonzalez: 7 cases
- Perdido Key: 15 cases
- Pensacola Beach: 16 cases
- Milton: 2,424 cases
- Gulf Breeze: 644 cases
- Navarre: 538 cases
- Pace: 337 cases
- Jay: 116 cases
- Bagdad: 9 cases
- Pensacola Naval Hospital: 1 case
- Non-Florida resident: 995 cases
- Missing: 368 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.