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Uh, numbers show less COVID testing since May 26

For two weeks, Inweekly tried to find out why Escambia County’s COVID-19 cases spiked.  The search hit a roadblock when DOH Escambia PIO Christine Freer wrote…

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DOH: Escambia spike due to increased testing

DOH Escambia PIO Christine Freer told Inweekly that the agency appreciates our desire to better understand and analyze the data, but… “The increase in number…

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Florida top 60K, spike in Escambia County continues

Florida’s COVID-19 cases topped 60K.  Escambia’s spike appears to be continuing with 13 new cases, a total of 75 since Friday, May 29.  Only two…

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No clear answer why our COVID cases spiked

Yesterday, Inweekly reported that Escambia County has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases since Friday, May 29– a total of 63 new cases. The newspaper…

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Wednesday morning briefing

According to a new study, Escambia County is lucky to have so many COVID-19 testing sites because 54% of counties nationwide don’t. Castlight, a health…

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COVID-19 testing at Escambia sites down about a third in May

As Escambia County reopens, area hospitals have collected fewer specimens, down about a third from April averages.  Since March through May 7, Ascension Sacred Heart,…

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While you were at lunch…

From the 11:30 a.m. update from Escambia EOC: Ascension Sacred Heart Testing Site Information Due to inclement weather, all Ascension Sacred Heart COVID-19 drive-through testing…

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Saturday morning COVID statistics and thoughts

The Community Health mobile unit tested 177 people yesterday at Morris Court – with no pre-screening required.  Since Tuesday, the mobile unit collected nearly 600…

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DOH Escambia, EOC to hold press briefing

The media has been invited to a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams today at 2:30 p.m. to discuss data reporting. Dr. John Lanza, director of…

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