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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. 10

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Monday, Aug. 17

Escambia cases top 10,300; death toll at 152

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 10,317 positive COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 152 individuals.

89 more deaths in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are 2,678 new positive COVID-19 cases and 89 reported deaths - two occurred Sunday. On Sunday, 8.25 percent of new cases tested positive.  

To date, there are 576,094 Florida cases with 9,539 deaths related to COVID-19.  

Since Sunday, the death of 89 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Alachua, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Dade, Hillsborough, Jackson, Lake, Marion, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and St. Johns counties. 

Sunday, Aug. 16

107 more deaths in Florida

On Saturday, 7.79 percent of new cases tested positive.  

To date, there are 573,416 Florida cases with 9,452 deaths related to COVID-19. The death of 107 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Broward, Collier, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Levy, Madison, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Putnam, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Suwannee and Volusia counties. 

Saturday, Aug. 15

204 more deaths in Florida

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

  • 6,352 new positive COVID-19 cases (6,291 Florida residents and 61 non-Florida residents)
  • 204 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On Friday, 7.71 percent of new cases tested positive.
There are 569,637 Florida cases with 9,345 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Friday, the death of 204 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dade, Desoto, Duval, Escambia, Gadsden, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie and Volusia counties.

Friday, Aug. 14

6 more deaths in Escambia

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 10,122 positive COVID-19 cases. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 147 individuals.

COVID-19 walk-in site schedule

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is continuing specimen collection for COVID-19 offered to Florida residents. Here is info on the walk in testing schedule: 

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 17

Tuesday, August 18

Wednesday, August 19

Thursday, August 20

Friday, August 21

 

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. 

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.

228 more deaths in Florida

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

  • 6,148 new positive COVID-19 cases (6,105 Florida residents and 43 non-Florida residents)  
  • 228 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19  

On Thursday, 8.08 percent of new cases tested positive.  
There are 563,285 Florida cases with 9,141 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Thursday, the death of 228 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Broward, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Desoto, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hernando, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie and Suwannee counties.

Thursday, Aug. 13

Escambia tops 10,000 cases; deaths at 141

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 10,035 positive COVID-19 cases. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 141 individuals.

Walnut Hill to host testing site

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is announcing a state-supported testing site for COVID-19.

The drive-thru site is Aug. 28 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Walnut Hill Community Center, 7850 State Road 97, McDavid, FL 32568. There is a 500-test capacity at the site.

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.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Escambia tops 9,900 cases; 137 dead

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 9,929positive COVID-19 cases. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 137 individuals.

Drive-Thru Testing Schedule in Okaloosa County

Tuesday, August 18, 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Dr., Crestview. 

Thursday, August 20, 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Morgan Sports Center, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin.

Tuesday, August 25, 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Northwest Florida State College, 100 E. College Blvd., Niceville. 

Thursday, August 27, 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Northwest Florida State College, 1170 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. 

Dates are subject change due to inclement weather or shortage of supplies. If 450 tests are reached, operations will close.  

No pre-screening or pre-registration required. Community residents with and without symptoms can be tested at no cost. There are no age limitations. Children must be cooperative and able to complete the test without restraint. Vehicles will not be able to line up early. Please do not arrive earlier than 8 a.m. 

COVID-19 testing is available at DOH-Okaloosa in Ft. Walton Beach and Crestview. Please call 850-344-0566 for an appointment. Appointments are available Monday – Friday. 

212 more deaths in Florida

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

  • 8,109 new positive COVID-19 cases (8,059 Florida residents and 50 non-Florida residents)
  • 212 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19
  • On Tuesday, 11.89 percent of new cases tested positive.

There are 550,901 Florida cases with 8,765 deaths related to COVID-19.
Since Tuesday, the death of 212 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Lake, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Volusia and Walton counties.

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Escambia reports 131 dead; cases top 9,800

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 9,807positive COVID-19 cases. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 131 individuals.

276 more deaths in Florida is one-day record

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

  • 5,831 new positive COVID-19 cases (5,764 Florida residents and 67 non-Florida residents)  
  • 276 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19  
  • On Monday, 10.30 percent of new cases tested positive.  
  • There are 542,792 Florida cases with 8,553 deaths related to COVID-19. Since Monday, the death of 276 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Desoto, Duval, Escambia, Gilchrist, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Sumter, Volusia, Wakulla and Walton counties. 

Monday, Aug. 10 

91 more deaths in Florida

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

  • 4,181 new positive COVID-19 cases (4,181 Florida residents and 0 non-Florida residents)  
  • 44 non-Florida resident cases reported since Sunday, August 9 have been determined to be Florida resident cases through epidemiological investigations  
  • 91 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19  

On Aug. 9, 8.60 percent of new cases tested positive.  There are 536,961 Florida cases with 8,277 deaths related to COVID-19. 
Since Sunday, the death of 91 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Broward, Dade, Duval, Gilchrist, Hernando, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Manatee, Martin, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor and Volusia counties.