Updated at 2:50 p.m. Nov. 18:
Please reference the prior updates and Escambia County COVID-19 Update #11
for a prior comprehensive running list. This update only includes new information we have received. Weekend updates will be distributed only when there is new information.
- Hospital Information totals
- Hospitalizations 95 (current hospitalizations as of 2:40 p.m. Nov. 18, 2020)
- Bed Capacity 1,397 (as of 8:40 a.m. Nov. 18, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Bed Occupancy 1,074 (as of 8:40 a.m. Nov. 18, 2020 (county SITREP)
- Beds Available 323 (as of 2:40 p.m.. Nov. 18, 2020)
- Total Ventilators 215 (as of 2:40 p.m. Nov. 18, 2020)
- Available Ventilators 158 (as of 2:40 p.m. Nov. 18, 2020)
- Testing sites
- Rapid testing information
Escambia County Corrections
Florida Department of Health in Escambia County
- Cumulatively, 735 Escambia County inmates have been tested:
- 210 positive (193 have been medically cleared, and 17 have been released from custody, leaving no active, positive cases at this time)
- 511 negative
- 14 pending
- At the Walton County jail, 29 Escambia County inmates tested positive out of the 146 inmates housed there.
- FDOH-Escambia’s drive-thru testing site is free to all Florida residents with or without symptoms. Pre-screening is not required. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CST Tuesday, Nov. 18; Thursday, Nov. 19; and Friday, Nov. 20 (closed on Wednesday, Nov. 18) 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., Nov. 18, Escambia County has had 15,298 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 2 p.m. CT.
- The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 289 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 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.
Thanksgiving Guidance from the CDC
- The Center for Disease Control issued a reminder for celebrating a safe Thanksgiving holiday. The CDC offers recommendations on:
- Wearing a mask
- Staying six feet away from non-household members
- Hand washing
- Being safe at gatherings, including using single-use options like salad dressing packets
- Safety when hosting a gathering, including holding activities outdoors
- The CDC offers ideas for alternative holiday traditions, including:
- Hosting a virtual Thanksgiving gathering
- Watching parades and sporting events at home instead of in person
- Shopping online or at open air markets staying 6 feet away from others