County hospitalizations hit record high

The Escambia County COVID-19 Dashboard reports the county has 291 hospitalizations – a new daily record. The dashboard reports the most recent weekly positivity rate is 19%.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced an expansion of the program to provide COVID-19 vaccines at Publix grocery stores in Northwest Florida starting Thursday, Jan. 14 for adults 65 and older. Publix has started taking appointments at Each Publix location can administer between 120 and 125 shots per day.