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00000177-b32b-d5f4-a5ff-bbfb6e660000Here is the information you need to know about COVID-19 in Northwest Florida. We will keep this post updated with the latest information from local, and statewide agencies. For inforamtion from Centers for Disease Control and prevention: cdc.gov/coronavirusFor updates on Florida cases of coronavirus, visit the FDOH dashboard.The COVID-19 call center is available at 24/7 at 1-866-779-6121

Coronavirus Live Blog: Week Of Aug. 3

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Sunday, Aug. 9

77 deaths in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m., there are:

  • 6,229 new positive COVID-19 cases (6,190 Florida residents and 39 non-Florida residents)
  • 77 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19
  • On Saturday, 8.46 percent of new cases tested positive.

There are 532,806 Florida cases with 8,186 deaths related to COVID-19. Since Saturday, the death of 77 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Broward, Collier, Dade, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Manatee, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie and Volusia counties.

Walk-in test sites in Escambia

COVID-19 Walk-In Testing Schedule*

 

Where**

 

When

 

Who

 

How

 

FDOH-Escambia Downtown Center

1300 West Gregory St.

Pensacola, FL 32502

 

 

 

Open 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT on the following dates:

 

Monday, August 10

Tuesday, August 11

Wednesday, August 12

Thursday, August 13

Friday, August 14

 

 

All Florida residents with or without symptoms

 

Walk-in, no appointment needed

 

Bring your Florida driver’s license. Only Florida residents will be tested.

 

Cloth face coverings are required to enter the building for testing.

 

*Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather or shortage of supplies.

**Location is subject to change. Please visit EscambiaHealth.com for up-to-date information.

The samples collected at this site will be processed by private labs, with results received typically in one week.

Sites for COVID-Testing in Escambia County

Persons who become sick should call, do not visit, their health care provider and tell them about their symptoms and travel history or exposure to a COVID-19 patient. Persons who do not have a health care provider or health insurance, may call (do not visit) Community Health Northwest Florida at 850-436-4630 or other community walk-in care locations, and tell them about their symptoms and travel history or exposure to a COVID-19 patient.

An online assessment screening for COVID-19 is available to determine if further diagnostic testing is needed. The screening can also be accessed by texting “Screen” to 850-318-3080. The screening is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also call the screening center at 850-434-4080 to determine if you need an appointment.

COVID-19 testing is available at several locations in Escambia County, including drive-thru and walk-up testing.

  • IMPORTANT: Pre-screening may be required before arriving at testing centers by calling the local COVID-19 Screening Call Center at 850-746-2684.
  • The screening call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The call center staff will assist in helping find the testing center that best fits the needs of each person needing a COVID-19 test.
  • The hours of operation for some testing centers for COVID-19 are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The call center staff will confirm the hours, as they vary by location and day of week.

Saturday, Aug. 8

More deaths reported in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are:

  • 8,502 new positive COVID-19 cases (8,425 Florida residents and 77 non-Florida residents)
  • 182 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On Friday, 9.91 percent of new cases tested positive. There are 526,577 Florida cases with 8,109 deaths related to COVID-19. The death of 182 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Liberty, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Suwannee, Union and Volusia counties.

Mobile test site in Milton

The state of Florida is opening a rapid mobile test site at the Milton Community Center, 5629 Byrom St. in Milton on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The walk-up test site will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for Florida residents with or without symptoms. Florida identification is required for adults. There is no age restriction. The test is a nasal swab and individuals will be called the next day with results.

Friday, Aug. 7

Escambia death toll at 115

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 8,757 positive COVID-19 cases.  The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 115 individuals.

Mobile test site in Milton

The state of Florida is opening a rapid mobile test site at the Milton Community Center, 5629 Byrom St. in Milton today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The walk-up test site will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for Florida residents with or without symptoms. Florida identification is required for adults. There is no age restriction. The test is a nasal swab and individuals will be called the next day with results.

180 more deaths in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are:

  • 7,686 new positive COVID-19 cases (7,653 Florida residents and 33 non-Florida residents)
  • 180 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On Thursday, 10.12 percent of new cases tested positive.
There are 518,075 Florida cases with 7,927 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Thursday, the death of 180 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hernando, Highland, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Marion, Martin, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee and Volusia counties.

Thurday, Aug. 6

111 dead in Escambia County; cases top 8,500

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 8,515 positive COVID-19 cases.  The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 111 individuals.

120 more deaths in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are:

  • 7,650 new positive COVID-19 cases (7,587 Florida residents and 63 non-Florida residents)
  • 120 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On Wednesday, 8.34 percent of new cases tested positive.
There are 510,389 Florida cases with 7,747 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Wednesday, the death of 120 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Dade, Escambia, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Volusia and Walton counties.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Escambia death toll at 107

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 8,367 positive COVID-19 cases.  The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 107 individuals.

225 more deaths in Florida; state cases top 500K

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are: 

  • 5,409 new positive COVID-19 cases (5,408 Florida residents and 1 non-Florida residents)  
  • 225 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19  

On Tuesday, 10.89 percent of new cases tested positive.  
There are 502,739 Florida cases with 7,627 deaths related to COVID-19.  

Since Tuesday, the death of 225 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Manatee, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee and Volusia counties. 

Tuesday, Aug. 4

101 dead in Escambia

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 8,262 positive COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 101 individuals.

245 more deaths in Florida; total tops 7,400

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are:

  • 5,446 new positive COVID-19 cases (5,389 Florida residents and 57 non-Florida residents)
  • 245 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On Monday, 10.88 percent of new cases tested positive.
There are 497,330 Florida cases with 7,402 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since August 3, the death of two hundred forty-five Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Desoto, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Gadsden, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Levy, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Volusia, Walton and Washington counties.

State Testing Sites To Prioritize Symptomatic, Vulnerable, And Pediatric Populations

First Baptist Church Pensacola to host food pantry

First Baptist Church Pensacola, 500 N. Palafox, Pensacola, will have a drive-thru food pantry at 8 a.m. Aug. 15 for those affected by COVID-19.

Food will include produce, canned goods, and a five-day emergency food box. There will be enough food for 1,200 cars. 

Organizers said food will be placed in the open trunk or backseat of vehicles. There will be signage of where to line up. Those who attend are asked to enter via Guillemard Street.

Monday, Aug. 3 

97 deaths in Escambia

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 8,125 positive COVID-19 cases.  The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 97 individuals.

Santa Rosa Probation Office closed

Santa Rosa County Probation is closed until Aug. 17. Individuals who are supposed to report to probation during these two weeks will report next month and will not incur any violations because of not being able to report, county officials said in a news release.

73 more deaths in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are: 

  • 4,752 new positive COVID-19 cases (4,716 Florida residents and 36 non-Florida residents)  
  • 73 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19  

On Sunday, 9.09 percent of new cases tested positive.  
There are 491,884 Florida cases with 7,157 deaths related to COVID-19.  

Since Sunday, the deaths of 73 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Broward, Columbia, Dade, Duval, Flagler, Hillsborough, Leon, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Seminole, Sumter, Suwannee and Volusia counties.