Updated at 3:00 p.m. Sept. 28:
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 47 (current hospitalizations as of 3 p.m. Sept. 28, 2020)
- Bed Capacity 1385 (as of 9:10 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Bed Occupancy 940 (as of 9:10 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Beds Available 445 (as of 3 p.m. Sept. 28, 2020)
- Total Ventilators 218 (as of 3 p.m. Sept. 28, 2020)
- Available Ventilators 152 (as of 3 p.m. Sept. 28, 2020)
- 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.
- Testing sites
Escambia County Corrections
Florida Department of Health in Escambia County
- Cumulatively, 422 Escambia County inmates have been tested:
- 184 positive (163 have been medically cleared due to the amount of time, and 13 have been released from custody, leaving 8 active, positive cases with no medical concerns at this time)
- 238 negative
- 0 pending
- At the Walton County jail, 29 Escambia County inmates tested positive out of the 146 inmates housed there.
- 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. All individuals should refrain from participation in social or recreational gatherings of more than 10 people.
- As of 2 p.m., Sept. 14, Escambia County has had 12,249 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 228 individuals.
- The Department releases a list of long-term care facilities in Florida associated with COVID-19 cases with active cases and the 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.
- The Florida Department of Health announced that that the statewide positivity rate on Sunday, Sept. 15, was 3.91 percent. That is the 33rd straight day with a positivity rate below 10 percent. It is the lowest daily positivity rate since June 8.
- FDOH-Escambia Downtown Center – Walk-in testing, no appointment needed for all Florida residents with or without symptoms, all ages. Bring your Florida driver’s license. Open Sept. 28-Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1300 W. Gregory St., Pensacola. Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather or shortage of supplies. Cloth face coverings are required to enter the building for testing.
- Florida continues to trend downward in terms of cases and fatalities. The state's positivity rate has been below 10 percent for 45 straight days and the seven-day rolling average of deaths from COVID-19 is continuing its decline from its late July peak.
- On Friday, Sept. 25, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-244, which initiated Phase 3 of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida's Recovery. This executive order specifically states that restaurants may return to full capacity and all fines and penalties associated with COVID-19 are no longer to be enforced. Also, the order removes other restrictions put in place by previous executive orders.