Updated at 3:15 p.m. July 29:
Please reference the prior updates and Escambia County COVID-19 Update #11 for a prior comprehensive running list. View an updated list of how to access county services here. This update only includes new information we have received. Weekend updates will be distributed only when there is new information.
- Hospital Information totals
- Hospitalizations 224 (current hospitalizations as of 9:11 a.m. on July 29, 2020)
- Bed Capacity 1385 (as of 9:11 a.m. July 29, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Bed Occupancy 1075 (as of 9:11 a.m. July 29, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Beds Available 294 (as of 9:11 a.m. on July 29, 2020)
- Total Ventilators 221 (as of 9:11 a.m. July 29, 2020)
- Available Ventilators 133 (as of 9:11 a.m. July 29, 2020)
- Testing Site Information (The UWF and Publix state testing sites will be closed on Thursday, 30 due to expected weather. The sites will hopefully be back up and running 24 hours after the storm has cleared).
- It has been requested to provide our daily COVID employee data. This spreadsheet shows what is currently happening and is not historical data.
- View Escambia County COVID-19 dashboard.
Watch District 1 Commissioner Jeff Bergosh at his virtual 50th Coffee with the Commissioner event that took place on Wednesday, July 29. The live stream was from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Guests included Mark Faulkner, President and CEO of Baptist Health Care, Escambia County Administrator Janice Gilley and Emergency Manager Eric Gilmore. The discussion focused on the ongoing county response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Escambia County Corrections
- Cumulatively, 206 Escambia County inmates have been tested:
- 146 positive (119 have been medically cleared due to the amount of time and five have been released from custody, leaving 22 active positive cases with no medical concerns at this time)
- 57 negative
- 3 pending
- At the Walton County jail, 29 Escambia County inmates tested positive out of the 146 inmates housed there.
Florida Department of Health in Escambia County
- FDOH-Escambia’s walk-in testing site is free to all Florida residents with or without symptoms. Pre-screening is not required. Open July 27-31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT at 1300 West Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502. Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather or shortage of supplies. For more information, please visit the dedicated COVID-19 webpage.
- The Florida Department of Health (the Department) issued a Public Health Advisory recommending the following: all individuals in Florida should wear face coverings in any setting where social distancing is not possible and all individuals should refrain from participation in social or recreational gatherings of more than 10 people.
- As of 2 p.m., July 29, Escambia County has had 7,429 positive COVID-19 cases. This number is expected to change daily due to the return of results from ongoing testing. The best source for up-to-date information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida is the Florida Department of Health website and the associated Data and Surveillance Dashboard and Daily Report. The site is currently updated once daily, at around 3 p.m. ET.
- The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 88 individuals.
- The Department releases a list of long-term care facilities in Florida associated with COVID-19 cases with active cases and number of deaths in each facility in order to provide real-time data. The list of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 cases is available here.
- The Department is providing a report detailing surveillance data for every Florida county. Previously, this information was only available for select communities. The surveillance data report is available here.
- To view demographics of cases in Escambia County, visit the COVID-19 dashboard and select Escambia County. The following case data will appear: age, gender, race, and ethnicity.
- Need extra support dealing with stress and coping during this time? Find a list of available resources at Escambiahealth.com.
- Printable resources for restaurants and businesses can be found on the resources page of the FDOH COVID-19 website.