Florida has passed the 10K death total, according to the Florida Department of Health as the positivity rate dropped to its lowest level in the past two weeks – 6.78%.
Escambia County had six more deaths reported, bringing death toll to 170. Hospitalizations increased by 16, new total 670. The positivity rate for Aug. 19 was 6.79% – the first time the county has been close to the state’s rate. For the month of August, the rate is 12.9% for Escambia County.
Of the new cases, 93 were Florida residents, 27 tied to nursing homes and five to the Century state prison.
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