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Escambia: Bottom drops out of COVID testing

According to the Florida Department of Health, Escambia only has 23 new local cases of COVID-19 based on 223 test results entered in the system…

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More on COVID testing in the jail

In July, Inweekly received a letter signed by 53 female inmates in Escambia County’s work release building pleading to be tested. Last week, the inmates…

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Commissioners frustrated with lack of COVID testing at jail

On Thursday, Aug. 27, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners learned only six inmates at the Escambia County Jail had been tested for COVID-19 a…

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Second COVID case shuts down Corrections road crews again

At 7:37 p.m. Sunday, Escambia County notified the media that Escambia County Corrections received a positive COVID-19 test result at its road camp. “As a…

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Escambia: COVID testing continues to drop

FDOH reported 67 new COVID cases and one additional death for Escambia County.   For Thursday, Aug. 27, the agency reported a positivity rate of…

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Escambia: COVID cases and testing down, deaths up

FDOH reports Escambia County has 55 new cases  – most of which are local residents and few in nursing homes and Century prison.  The county…

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Escambia: COVID data optimistic

While Escambia County continues to move toward 11,000 total COVID cases – 10K local residents, the positivity rate is staying in single digits.  A backlog…

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Females inmates continue to speak out

As a form of punishment, they are refusing to test us. Today I received another letter from female inmates in the Escambia County Corrections system,…

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Escambia County reports seven more COVID deaths – Updated

The Florida Department of Health has been slow to release the county daily reports. Looking at the FDOH dashboard, Escambia County now has 178 COVID…

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