Escambia and Santa Rosa counties had no positive COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday – the first time in nearly two months. DOH Escambia entered 228 test results that were all negative.
We have no explanation from the EOC or DOH, but it would appear the mitigation measures taken three to four weeks ago worked. Let’s hope the low numbers hold.
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BY THE NUMBERS: CORONAVIRUS — SATURDAY EDITION
By NSF Staff
TALLAHASSEE — State agencies updated a variety of numbers Saturday about the coronavirus in Florida. Here are some takeaways:
44,811: Total number of cases.
673: Increase in cases from a Friday count.
1,964: Deaths of Florida residents.
47: Increase in deaths from a Friday count, with deaths of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Clay, Dade, Duval, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Seminole and Washington counties.
875: Deaths of residents or staff members of long-term care facilities.
31: Increase in long-term care facility deaths from a Friday count.
44.6: Percentage of deaths involving residents or staff members of long-term care facilities.
10: Deaths of inmates in Florida prisons.
1: Increase in inmate deaths from a Friday count.
1,366,465: Confirmed “unique” unemployment claims from March 15 to Saturday, as some people submitted more than one claim.
779,404: Number of claimants paid.
1,919,103,176: Dollars paid to claimants.
Sources: Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida Department of Health.