For the period from Oct. 11 through Oct. 20, Escambia County saw its positive COVID cases and positivity rates increase, while the number of test results reported dropped 14%. The positives increased from 204 for first 10 days of October to 322 – 58% jump. The positivity rate increased 84% from 2.23% to 4.10% for the same period.
A month ago, the positivity rate was 3.61% for Sept. 11-20. The 4.10% positivity rate is the highest for a 10-period since Sept. 1-10 (5.07%).
The 7,860 test results reported is the lowest for a 10-period since June 21-30 (7,231), except for the period when we had testing sites shutdown in September because of Hurricane Sally.