Escambia County has 92 new COVID cases, surpassing the record set yesterday of 68. Of the new cases, 81 were Florida residents, two were tied to local nursing homes, and the median age was 26.
The positivity rate was 6.7% for 1,211 test results – the most test results entered in a single day over the past two weeks. Other days when over a thousand test results were entered:
May 22: 1,072, rate 0.5%
May 19: 1,162, rate 0.3%
This week, Escambia County residents have had 2,711 tests results reported, 194 positives and a positivity rate of 7.2%.
Florida had 5,004 new cases – for the second consecutive 5K day. Duval County – site of 2020 GOP Convention – had 305 new cases – also a new record – and a positivity rate of 8.2%.