COVID-19: Thursday afternoon update

Florida had another big day for COVID-19 deaths – 61, bringing total to 1,600.  DOH Escambia entered 225 test results today, 5.3% positive –which brought the overall positive percentage with the target range – 6.5%.

Escambia County and DOH Escambia has offered no explanation of the statistics. Based on other state reports, it appears today’s COVID-19 death in Escambia was not associated with long-term care facilities.

While Florida’s testing has increased over the past week, the percent of those testing positive for COVID-19 overall is 7.73 percent. On May 6, 4.35 percent of new cases tested positive.

5/6/20 5/7/20
11 a.m. 11 a.m. Increase
Total Cases 38002 38828 826 2.17%
Florida Residents 37020 37813 793 2.14%
Non-Fla. 982 1015 33 3.36%
Deaths 1539 1600 61 3.96%
Escambia 604 616 12 1.99%
Okaloosa 162 160 -2 -1.23%
Santa Rosa 158 163 5 3.16%

Top 10 Florida Counties Per Capita Cases ( min. 500)

Rank County Population Cases Per 30K
1 Dade     2,715,516 13585    150.08
2 Broward     1,924,229 5677      88.51
3 Palm Beach     1,446,277 3587      74.40
4 Escambia        311,522 616      59.32
5 Manatee        373,853 737      59.14
6 Collier        363,922 705      58.12
7 Lee        718,679 1212      50.59
8 Osceola        338,619 544      48.20
9 Duval        924,229 1083      35.15
10 Orange     1,321,194 1474      33.47


New Mobile App

Today, the Florida Department of Health announced the launch of a new mobile app, StrongerThanC19. The free app, available for iOS and Android devices, complements the community action survey website of the same name that launched on April 3.

“The participation from the website has been very promising so far with over 300,000 surveys submitted, and we’re hopeful that this app will help to build on the submissions and data that has already been gathered,” Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees said. ” Together, the information collected from theStrongerThanC19 mobile app and website will be used to help further inform and improve the state’s response to COVID-19.”

The app allows users to go back and update their answers as symptoms and information change, providing officials with up-to-the minute information to help improve the distribution of resources in response to COVID-19. With the app, users will also have access to information in real-time as it’s gathered from users across the state via the Community Action Survey Report.

Once the brief survey is completed, users will also have the opportunity to sign-up to receive notifications for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Florida from the Department of Health. The brief survey is available in both English and Spanish.

The free StrongerThanC19 app is available to both iOS and Android users and can be downloaded from the Apple or Google app stores.

The StrongerThanC19 app and website are designed to gather information to help the Department of Health track and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Florida; they are not intended to be used as a symptom checker designed to dispense medical advice.

Even if you have already submitted a survey via the website, please feel free to download the app and update our answers.


Cancellation of City-Permitted Events Extended through June 1

  • The City of Pensacola is extending the cancellation of all city-permitted events with 50 or more people through Monday, June 1 to continue to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. City of Pensacola officials will reassess the situation on June 1 and determine whether to continue or lift the cancellations.

FloridaWest, Greater Pensacola Chamber, Visit Pensacola (ESF-18)

  • As business in Florida reopens, it’s important that we have updated data to share with local officials and policymakers to help develop plans and programs to assist business recovery.
  • Please takethis brief survey to let us know what needs to be done to get our economy running again.

Pensacola Opera Announces Cancellation of Il trovatore

Today we announce our decision to cancel our new production of Verdi’s Il trovatore. Just as our initial decision to postpone the production was made with caution, care, and consideration for our company and our community, the decision to cancel entirely seemed inevitable, and was made with the same concerns in our minds and our heart. With the support of our Board of Directors, we have made the commitment to honor existing contracts with all of our artists and creative team. With a financial loss of over $150,000 to our company, we are making the humble request that our patrons allow us to convert their Il trovatore ticket purchase into a donation to our company.

By NSF Staff

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health on Thursday released numbers about the coronavirus in the state. Here are some takeaways:

— 38,828: Total number of cases.

— 826: Increase in cases from a Wednesday count.

— 1,600: Deaths of Florida residents.

— 61: Increase in deaths from a Wednesday count, with deaths of people who tested positive in Broward, Charlotte, Miami-Dade, DeSoto, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Manatee, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties.

— 5: Deaths in DeSoto County, with the death of a 91-year-old man verified Thursday.

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

— 45: Increase in long-term care deaths from a Wednesday count.

— 38.9: Percentage of deaths involving residents or staff members of long-term care facilities.

— 299: Deaths of residents or staff members of long-term care facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

— 2.6: Percentage of deaths involving people under age 45.

— 14.3: Percentage of deaths involving people ages 45 to 64.

— 83.1: Percentage of deaths involving people 65 or older.

Source: Florida Department of Health