Updated at 3 p.m. Jan. 11:
For prior updates, visit myescambia.com/news#coronavirus
Ascension Sacred Heart
- Ascension Sacred Heart held additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Monday, Jan. 11, in Milton and Pensacola for local residents who are age 65 and older. Both clinics were organized in coordination with the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and officials from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. All appointments have been filled.
- Ascension Sacred Heart does not have enough vaccines yet to meet the great demand for the vaccine in the community, but it will schedule more clinics as additional vaccine becomes available.
- Hospital Information totals
- Hospitalizations 263 (current hospitalizations as of 2:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021)
- Bed Capacity 1,397 (as of 10:48 a.m. Jan. 11, 2021 (county SITREP)
- Bed Occupancy 1,075 (as of 10:48 a.m. Jan. 11, 2021 (county SITREP)
- Beds Available 393 (as of 2:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021)
- Total Ventilators 215 (as of 2:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021)
- Available Ventilators 142 (as of 2:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021)
- Recovered 22,881* (Approximate: total cases prior to last month minus deaths)
- To view the county's Crude Case-Recovery Risk and a detailed explanation of the formula by which it is calculated, visit the Escambia County COVID-19 dashboard. The current Crude Case-Recovery Risk is 98.2% (as of 2:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021)
- As of Sunday, Jan. 10, there have been 9,243 vaccinations distributed throughout the entire county (via the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County, hospitals, closed points of disbursements, independent living facilities, long-term care facilities and pilot programs). This number has been added to the Escambia County COVID-19 dashboard.
- Presentations from the Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review on 01/07/2021: Distribution Channels and FDOH-Escambia Update PowerPoint
- Testing sites
- Vaccination Information
- Rapid testing information
- Escambia County dashboard
- Multiple Vaccination Distribution Channels For Adults 65 and Older
- Appointments: Vaccine distribution scheduled at FDOH-Escambia from online request form (ongoing based on supply).
- Hospitals: Ascension Sacred Heart Vaccine Distribution Clinics (1/6, 1/7, 1/11)
- Underserved Population: i.e. Brownsville Community Center on 1/3.
- Independent Living Facilities: i.e. Westminster Village, Englewood Senior Apartments, Brownsville Manor and Johnson Lakes Apartments
- Long-Term Care Facilities: CVS and Walgreens are working to vaccinate staff and residents under a federal agreement.
- Contact Information:
- Florida Department of Health, Escambia County- If you are a health care provider with direct patient contact or an Escambia County resident 65 years and older and interested in receiving a vaccine, please complete the Vaccination Request Form. Completion of this form confirms interest in vaccination. It does not secure an appointment for vaccination. FDOH-Escambia will schedule appointments base on supply availability. The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 at +1(866) 779-6121 or email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ascension Sacred Heart- Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart began vaccinations for adults 65 and older on Jan. 6. To schedule a future appointment, visit getascensioncare.com/access/florida/pensacola/ and and monitor the Sacred Heart Facebook page for announcements. They will continue to hold clinics as supply becomes available.
- Florida- Sign up for text message updates about the vaccine and distribution by texting "FLCOVID19" to 888777. After you submit the text message, it will ask you to supply your zip code for local-level updates. Information about the statewide vaccine distribution plan can be found at floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida/.
Escambia County Corrections
- Cumulatively, 926 Escambia County inmates have been tested:
- 228 positive (202 have been medically cleared, and 22 have been released from custody, leaving 4 active, positive cases at this time)
- 698 negative
- 0 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 announced its COVID-19 Vaccination Program. COVID-19 vaccines are currently being prioritized for health care providers with direct patient contact and persons 65 years of age and older. If you are in one of these groups and interested in receiving a vaccine, please complete the Vaccination Request Form. Completion of this form confirms interest in vaccination. It does not secure an appointment for vaccination. FDOH-Escambia will schedule appointments based on supply availability.
- 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., Jan. 11, Escambia County has had 25,570 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 414 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 Florida Department of Health has launched Healthy Together, a mobile app that can help a person view their test results, assess their symptoms and learn what to do after they have been tested for COVID-19. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store by searching for “Healthy Together”. Individuals whose results are uploaded into Healthy Together with a phone number will automatically receive a text notifying them that their results are available in the app.
- Florida has launched a COVID-19 Vaccine Report that will be updated daily at http://FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov. This report includes a breakdown of who has received the vaccine by age, race, sex and county. As of January 10, 9,243 Escambia County residents have been vaccinated.
- COVID-19 vaccine administration is underway, and we ask the public to be patient as it rolls out. Read more about what Florida Department of Health Escambia County is doing to vaccinate health care workers and older adults in the community: bit.ly/38hgFcU
- The Florida Department of Health issued an update on the proactive actions and progress on the state's vaccine distribution plan, as well as its weekly COVID-19 update. The State of Florida is in its fourth week of vaccine distribution and doses have been delivered to all of Florida's 67 county health departments and hospitals in every region across the state. Thanks to the administration’s proactive efforts to prepare for vaccine distribution, Florida was the first state in the nation to begin vaccinating staff and residents of long-term care facilities, as well as to the broader senior population.
Governor's Press Office