Escambia County COVID-19 cases more than triple over the past week

What a difference a week has made –  Escambia County cases are up 203% since last Monday, 11 a.m.

3/30/20 4/3/20
11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Increase
Total Cases 5473 9585 4112 75.13%
Florida Residents 5276 9248 3972 75.28%
Non-Fla. 197 337 140 71.07%
Deaths 63 163 100 158.73%
Escambia 37 112 75 202.70%
Okaloosa 31 52 21 67.74%
Santa Rosa 30 47 17 56.67%
Broward 1129 1565 436 38.62%


TOP 20 Cases

Rank County Population Cases Per 30K
1 Dade     2,715,516 3029           33.46
2 Broward        924,229 1565           50.80
3 Palm Beach     1,446,277 781           16.20
4 Orange     1,321,194 589           13.37
5 Hillsborough     1,378,883 440             9.57
6 Duval        924,229 306             9.93
7 Lee        718,679 289           12.06
8 Pinellas        957,875 289             9.05
9 Osceola        338,619 191           16.92
10 Collier        363,922 189           15.58
11 Seminole        455,086 160           10.55
12 Volusia        527,634 119             6.77
13 Sarasota        412,144 118             8.59
14 Polk        668,671 115             5.16
15 Escambia        311,522 112           10.79
16 St. Johns        235,503 110           14.01
17 Alachua        263,148 108           12.31
18 Manatee        373,853 94             7.54
19 Lake        335,362 85             7.60
20 Sumter        120,999 67           16.61


Surrounding States

This map and the following table show total cases in Mississippi as of 6 p.m. April 2, 2020, and include all reported cases since March 11, 2020.

  • New cases reported today: 181
  • New deaths reported today: 3

Louisiana has 9,150 cases and 310 deaths–Orleans Parish: 3,148 cases, 125 deaths; Jefferson Parish: 2,178 cases, 73 deaths.

Alabama has 1,336 cases and 34 deaths–Baldwin County 26 cases; Mobile County 74 cases, 4 deaths.

Santa Rosa County Recovery Grants

The City of Milton, Florida, in partnership with Santa Rosa County and the Florida SBDC at UWF, has joined the Santa Rosa County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program. Milton will allocate $60,000 to add to the $100,000 appropriation made by Santa Rosa County.

The City’s funds will only be allocated to businesses located within the City limits. The Florida SBDC at UWF oversee the grant application process. Any eligible for-profit businesses that need assistance in applying for the grant should contact the SBDC.

A third-party review board will be created to review applications. The review board will determine eligibility, and approve the award of grant funding to each applicant on a case-by-case basis using the parameters listed below. UWF will distribute the appropriate funds to businesses who have been awarded the grant.

The COVID-19 Grant is intended to assist for-profit businesses located in the City of Milton and Santa Rosa County, and address their immediate cash flow needs as a result of demonstrated economic injury due to COVID-19.

Applications are available for download at , and submissions accepted beginning April 6 at 8:00am CST. Read the application steps below carefully. Please note that complete applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Please note that each applicant OR business is only eligible for one grant. If the applicant OR business has received the Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Grant they will not be eligible for the Santa Rosa County Small Business Recovery COVID-19 Grant.

Opening Date: Monday, April 6, at 8:00am CST

Application Deadline: Monday, April 13 at 5:00pm CST

Grant Amount (Max):$2,500 per Applicant or Business


  1. A for-profit, privately held small businesses that maintains a place of business in Santa Rosa County, Florida and established on, or before January 1, 2019.
  2. Your business must have a store-front within the City of Milton for City funding or Santa Rosa County, Florida.
  3. Your business must have been profitable prior to the COVID-19 disaster as indicated on financial documents.
  4. The business must have a demonstrated reduction in sales revenues of 25% or greater due to the loss of business income related to COVID-19. Must provide written justification of economic loss or injury caused as a result of the declared disaster, e.g. sales or income from a previous year compared to current period.
  5. Please provide documentation of a reduction of sales revenues. A small business with no more than 20 employees.

Steps to apply for the grant:

  1. Go to the Florida SBDC at UWF website and select REQUEST SBDC CONSULTING and complete the online request form. Remember to identify “SRC COVID-19 Grant” by name in the request form.
  2. Download the Santa Rosa County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Application that goes live April 6 on , complete and sign the application, and gather all supporting documents. Email completed and signed applications, as well as supporting documents, all in PDF format to For assistance with completing the application, contact the Florida SBDC at UWF at 850-586-7802 or

Pensacola Cinema Arts

Pensacola Cinema Art is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus , however we are offering Virtual Cinema via PCA STREAMING directly to our customer’s  homes. This new service is offered to the general public.  Ticket prices are from $5.00 to $12.00.
The following new art films are available everyday at anytime , now through April 16.
FANTASTIC FUNGI , a new documentary about mushrooms and the environment.
CORPUS CHRISTIE, the 2020 Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Film, about a young man becoming a modern day priest.
Go to our website for details:

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