Pediatric COVID positivity rate continues to climb

According to FDOH, the positivity rate for children under 18 in Escambia County  increased last week, even though 40% fewer children were tested.

For the week ended Saturday, Aug. 1, 93 out of 539 test results came back positive – 17.3%. Year-to-date the positivity rate is 11.2%.  On July 16, the ytd positivity rate was only 8.9%.

FDOH first reported cases by age groups for each county on July 10.  Since then the county has seen its cases in the 5-14 age group increase from 97 to 287 – nearly tripled.  Over the same period, the combined total for the other age groups  doubled.

Cases Negative Tested Positivity
7/24/20 157 789 946 16.6%
8/1/20 93 446 539 17.3%


The overall positivity rate for Escambia County last week was 11.8%. The per