The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday reported seven more deaths associated with COVID-19 in Escambia County.
That raises the county’s cumulative coronavirus deaths to 188, a figure that includes 178 state residents and 10 non-Florida residents.
No new COVID-19 deaths were reported Tuesday in Santa Rosa County, which remained at 54 total.
Of all deaths in both counties, 96 are tied to long-term care centers, including 87 in Escambia County and nine in Santa Rosa County.
Three of the seven deaths reported Tuesday in Escambia County were tied to long-term care. Other details about the recently verified deaths was not available Tuesday morning.
Also on Tuesday, Escambia County added 39 new cases to raise its cumulative total to 10,871 since the pandemic began. Santa Rosa County recorded 21 more cases to now total 4,483.
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 Tuesday.
To date, 13% of the 76,234 peopled tested in Escambia County and 14% of the 31,314 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 139, continuing the overall downward trend in hospitalizations seen over the last two weeks since a spike to 207 on Aug. 11. Tuesday’s numbers 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 Tuesday that Escambia County’s cumulative hospitalizations — how many COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized since the start of the pandemic — was 731, an increase of 22 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 Tuesday, a cumulative 255 people with COVID-19 have been hospitalized in Santa Rosa County since the pandemic began, up by eight from the previous day.
Escambia County on Tuesday morning had 459 hospital beds, and Santa Rosa County had 224, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
Of the 141 adult ICU beds in Escambia County, six were available, and 14 Santa Rosa County’s 23 adult ICU beds were open.
Florida adds 2,673 new cases and 183 deaths Tuesday
Florida added 2,673 new COVID-19 cases and 183 resident deaths Tuesday, according to data from the state Department of Health.
The number of new deaths is the highest since 219 were reported Aug. 18 and more than double the 72 deaths announced Monday.
Tuesday marked the third consecutive day with fewer than 3,000 new cases reported, which has not happened since June 14-15. Florida’s cumulative case total is now 605,502. The state’s overall positivity rate dipped to 13.47.%.
The reported death toll for Florida residents since the pandemic began is now at 10,580. So far in August, 3,737 Florida residents have been verified as having died of COVID-19 complications.
The number of Florida residents hospitalized with COVID-19 is 37,038 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: 7,946 cases
- Century: 902 cases
- Cantonment: 752 cases
- Molino: 123 cases
- McDavid: 62 cases
- Walnut Hill: 16 cases
- Bellview: 11 cases
- Gonzalez: 7 cases
- Perdido Key: 6 cases
- Pensacola Beach: 15 cases
- Milton: 2,446 cases
- Gulf Breeze: 649 cases
- Navarre: 554 cases
- Pace: 343 cases
- Jay: 122 cases
- Bagdad: 9 cases
- Pensacola Naval Hospital: 1 case
- Non-Florida resident: 1,012 cases
- Missing: 378 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.