The COVID-19 stats as of Wednesday, Nov. 18 have been published by the Florida Department of Health. Escambia County has the most new cases since Aug. 10– 130 local, 18 out-of-state for a total of 148.
Month to date, the county has new 1,619 Florida resident cases. For the month of October, Escambia only had 1,046 new cases; for September, 1,025. By Thanksgiving, the county likely will surpass the combined total for both months.
The positivity rate for Sept-Oct was 3.8%. The November rate is 8.4%.
Fortunately, our deaths are up but not the rate of Sept. or Oct.