Florida COVID-19 cases topped 31K. The new county report by DOH shows Escambia County had 624 tests entered in the system on Saturday, April 25 with only 3% positive – 20 total – the lowest percentage in 14 days.
We don’t if the new test results are from Attucks Court. If so, that would be a good indication that virus may have not spread much in the community. Inweekly will ask EOC and DOH Escambia for explanations.
FDOH has yet to release the data for long-term nursing homes. We will add them to this post once they’re released.
In Bay County, PanCare Health has expanded its testing to include individuals who have no COVID-19 symptoms but who work at a long-term care facility, have underlying medical conditions, are 65 years old and older, or are first responders.
The organization – which has testing sites in Panama City, Marianna, Bristol, Port St. Joe, and Eastpoint – is now using the rapid testing kits that use a blood sample from a pricked finger and yields results within 15 minutes. If results return positive, an additional test is done using the nasal swab method and then sent to a lab.
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