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Escambia sets new COVID record

The Florida Department of Health reports Escambia County had 268 new COVID cases on Thursday, Dec. 17 and three deaths. The positivity rate was 13.41%….

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Escambia COVID hits nearly 17 percent positivity

The Florida Department of Health reported yesterday that Escambia County recorded 240 positive cases for Tuesday, Dec. 15 – the most cases for a single…

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Escambia County government took most of CARES dollars

Escambia County received $57.6 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. About 60 cents of every dollar will be spent on county…

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Vaccine alone won’t end spread of COVID-19

A new paper in the journal Health Affairs points out several factors that are critical battling the spread of the COVID-19 virus. According to the…

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Hospitalizations rising in December

As of 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7, the current hospitalizations for COVID-19 total 133, up 25 from Nov. 30. On Nov. 2 (the county didn’t give…

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Escambia COVID update

Over the first five days of December, FDOH reported Escambia County had 10 COVID deaths, only two associated with nursing homes. Of the 7,558 tests…

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Hospitalizations continue to climb

When CivicCon held a session with local health care leaders on Monday, Nov. 23, Escambia County’s dashboard reported 90 hospitalizations. Today, the county reports 108–…

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COVID ‘wavelet’ continues

With testing down  38% over the long holiday period, the Florida Department of Health reported only 659 new cases for the week ending Nov. 28…

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COVID cases and positivity rates continue to climb

For the third consecutive week, COVID-19 new cases reported trended higher in Escambia County, though the rate of increase has slowed. The biggest jump in…

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