Less than one-percent of county tested for COVID-19

As the noon report from DOH, positive cases and deaths continue to increase. Escambia County has not reported an additional case since 7 p.m Friday, but Okaloosa had two more, Santa Rosa one.

Eight more people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 in Broward, Dade, Lee, Pasco, Pinellas and Volusia counties.

New Florida cases include:

  • 565 additional positive COVID-19 cases (554 Florida residents and 11 non-Florida residents) reported to the Florida Department of Health.
  • There are currently 3,608 positive cases in Florida residents and 155 positive cases in non-Florida residents.
3/25/20 3/28/20
11 a.m. 12 p.m. Increase
Total Cases 1682 3763 2081 123.72%
Florida Residents 1583 3608 2025 127.92%
Non-Fla. 99 155 56 56.57%
Deaths 22 54 32 145.45%
Escambia 14 27 13 92.86%
Okaloosa 16 23 7 43.75%
Santa Rosa 7 14 7 100.00%
Broward 355 795 440 123.94%

Escambia County reported at 10 a.m. that 25 samples were collected by hospitals and 219 by the drive-thru facilities on Friday. Since March 5, 2,404 samples have been collected – less than one percent of Escambia County’s population –0.75%.

  • Brownsville Community Center will offer walk-up COVID-19 testing in addition to drive-through testing beginning Monday. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please call 850-746-2684 to be pre-screened over the phone before visiting the walk-up testing site. Tell the phone representative you plan on visiting the WALK-UP site. Read more.
  • Thursday night, the Emergency Operations Center received a large shipment of personal protective equipment from the state for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Face shields, gloves, gowns, and two different types of masks were provided on Friday. We would also like to thank Gulf Winds Credit Union for their generous donation of medical grade gloves and surface disinfectant for our public safety workers