Florida ended last week with 10,059 new COVID cases, topping 200K cases. On June 5, Florida only had 61,488 cases – reporting a tenth of July 4 cases for the day, 1,305.
Escambia County continued its climb with 212 cases – 194 were Florida residents, none associated with nursing homes, median age 36 and positivity rate 15.2%. On June 5, Escambia had 871 total cases and reported only five cases for the day.
Last week, FDOH reported Escambia had 1,001 new cases among Florida residents – more than the county had from March 15-June 22. The county had three deaths last week.
Yesterday, the city of Pensacola reported local hospitals had 116 COVID patients – up two from Saturday’s record high.
DOH charts show the weekly count for ER visits for flu-like and COVID-like illnesses rose steeply to their highest counts ever. The percentages of daily ER visits mentioning fever and shortness of breath hit highs over the weekend.
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