Remember we were told COVID isn’t that deadly and that Escambia County has more deaths from the flu annually.
Not true. When you average the 2019 deaths for the period April 1-July 21 (30.68% of the year) and compare the numbers to COVID-19 death total of 63 deaths, COVID ranks sixth – below only cancer, heart disease, chronic lower respiratory disease, unintentional injury (such as car accidents) and stroke – none of which are contagious.
COVID is ranked higher than Alzheimer’s, diabetes, liver disease and influenza & pneumonia.
For all of 2019, Escambia County only had 56 deaths caused by influenza & pneumonia. We passed that total on July 17.
|CHRONIC LOWER RESPIRATORY DISEASE||245||75|
|CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE AND CIRRHOSIS||68||21|
|INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA||56||17|
Escambia has 228 new cases as of July 21 — 210 Florida residents, eight associated with nursing homes, three with corrections. For July 21, median age is 38 and positivity rate 13.6% on 1,546 test results.
The county’s positivity rate has been 12.5% or above for three consecutive days. The state’s positivity rate for July 21 is 10.55% – so Escambia is higher than state rate.
Escambia had an additional death – now 63. Hospitalizations are up 9 to 290.
The county had 5 new cases in the 0-4 age group and 13 in 5-14 group.
Santa Rosa County also had another death – ytd 18. All of its cases are Florida residents – positivity rate 11.3%. Median age is 51 – up from 35 a week ago.
|as of July 21||7/20/20||7/21/20||Increase|
|Deaths Per DOH||5,345||138|