Everywhere we look we find reports about the COVID-19 outbreak in Escambia County. Yet, the county leaders – except for Commissioner Lumon May – have refused to do anything proactive other than to encourage people to mask up.
Esri has complied a data map that shows that 45% of US counties are seeing an ‘epidemic trend’, or uncontrollable spread, of coronavirus cases.
Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) is a tech company based in Redlands, Calif. that develops geographic information system software, web GIS and geo database management applications.
Of the 3,141 counties across the US, 1,415 are currently experiencing an epidemic outbreak and 1,103 are seeing spreading trends, which is an outbreak that could still be controlled if preventative measures are taken.
Escambia County is in the Epidemic Outbreak category.
Total Cases: 4,745