County also brings back COVID dashboard

Escambia County has relaunched the COVID-19 dashboard at displaying the local hospitalizations data. The dashboard will be updated during the week by local area hospitals.

The Escambia County COVID-19 web page has continued to be updated and includes a comprehensive list of testing sites, vaccination locations, prevention tips, resources, news releases and more information.

“Unfortunately, hospitalization numbers related to COVID-19 have increased in Escambia County, which includes surrounding communities coming to our local providers,” said Interim Public Safety Director Eric Gilmore.

“It is important to note that medical professionals have shared that the majority of these patients have not been vaccinated. We are fortunate there is plenty of vaccine still available, and the hospital system is not stressed at this time.

Once someone is admitted into the hospital, it is too late to be vaccinated. Please visit the Escambia County website to find COVID-19 resources and information for our area.”

The Escambia County Joint Information Center provides updates to our social media channels @BeReadyEscambia on Twitter and Escambia County Emergency Management on Facebook. Please visit the Escambia County COVID-19 web page at for additional information.

Baptist Hospital reports: The number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 at Baptist Health Care hospitals continues to increase. From July 1, 2021, to the date of this release, Baptist Health Care has treated a total of 96 patients who have been hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those, 85 were unvaccinated.