The final COVID report for January in Escambia County has been released by the Florida Department of Health. The county ended the month with total 31,029 cases, of which 27,798 were Floridians. By our count, we show January had 7,499 new cases with a monthly positive rate of 15.8% – both the highest monthly totals since pandemic started in March 2020.
We had 156 deaths reported, also a monthly record. We also set a monthly record for tests – 47,496.