COVID-19: Last Thursday post

Florida Dept. of Health has identified another long-term care facility in Escambia County that has a positive COVID-19 case – Bayside Health And Rehabilitation Center, 4343 Langley Ave.

The COVID-19 stats barely moved today, even though 1106 specimens have been collected at Attucks Courts, infected nursing homes and local hospitals on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Escambia County EOC is doing away with its specimen collection report. Starting on Monday, the only official COVID-19 stats will be those produced by FDOH.

We will only see the test results and have no information on outstanding tests or how many collections were collected on a given day. Inweekly will make adjustments and still get you the best information possible, with or without the help of EOC or FDOH.

According to FDOH, Escambia County DOH staff only entered 11 test results from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT today – one of those test came back positive, 9.1%. Santa Rosa had 10 test results posted, no positives.

Of the 12,637 tests performed statewide on April 22, there were 1,169 positive results, or 9 percent – the same as Escambia County.   To-date, Escambia County’s positive rate is 7.6%.

Remember 1106 specimens are outstanding.

Over the past 24 hours, the state had 1,071 new cases and 60 deaths – bringing total cases to 29,648 and deaths 987.  Escambia County only had five more cases – new total 420.  The county only had four new LTC cases.

4/22/20 4/23/20
6 p.m. 6 a.m. Increase
Total Cases 28576 29648 1072 3.75%
Florida Residents 27791 28843 1052 3.79%
Non-Fla. 785 805 20 2.55%
Deaths 927 987 60 6.47%
Escambia 415 420 5 1.20%
Okaloosa 135 141 6 4.44%
Santa Rosa 144 141 -3 -2.08%
Broward 4228 4431 203 4.80%
Esc LTC cases 138 142 4 2.90%


News Cases in Escambia County by Day

Santa Rosa County Opens Beach

The beaches of Navarre Beach will open beginning May 1 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. daily for residents and visitors, both sound side and gulf side. Parking for visitors will only be available in the lots for the pier, boat ramp and Navarre Beach Marine Park. Parking lots for beach access points west of the pier will be closed. Visitors may also walk and bike the multi-use path of the island of Navarre Beach.

The pier will be open to pier pass holders (both walking passes and fishing passes) during those same hours, possibly more. Details will be confirmed and made available prior to May 1.

Community Health Northwest Florida’s mobile testing unit will take place at Morris Court Friday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-screening is not required for walk-up testing

April 23, 2020

By NSF Staff

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health released updated numbers Thursday evening about the coronavirus in the state. Here are some takeaways – comparing evening stats to morning stats:

— 29,648: Total number of cases.

— 816: Increase in cases from a Thursday morning count.

— 987: Deaths of Florida residents.

— 27: Increase in deaths from a Thursday morning count, with deaths of people who tested positive in Brevard, Broward, Collier, Miami-Dade, Hendry, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Sarasota and Volusia counties.

— 2: Total deaths in Hendry County, including a 96-year-old man whose death was reported Thursday.

— 2: Deaths involving long-term care facilities in Hendry County.

— 2,481: Cases involving residents or staff members of long-term care facilities.

— 95: Increase in long-term care cases from a Thursday morning count.

— 271: Deaths involving residents or staff members of long-term care facilities.

— 13: Increase in long-term care deaths from a Thursday morning count.

— 811: Deaths of people age 65 or older.

— 176: Deaths of people under 65.

Source: Florida Department of Health