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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. 17

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Sunday, Aug. 23

51 more deaths reported in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are 2,974 new positive COVID-19 cases and 51 reported deaths -- 2 occurred Saturday.  

On Saturday, 5.52 percent of new cases tested positive. To date, there are 600,571 Florida cases with 10,525 deaths related to COVID-19.  

Since Saturday, the death of 51 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Broward, Dade, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lee, Leon, Marion, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Seminole and St. Johns counties. 

Saturday, Aug. 22

106 more deaths in Florida, including Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are 4,311 new positive COVID-19 cases and 106 reported deaths - 6 occurred Friday. 

Test results for more than 98,600 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Friday. On Friday, 4.89 percent of new cases tested positive.

To date, there are 597,597 Florida cases with 10,274 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Friday, the death of 106 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Collier, Dade, Gulf, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Marion, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Seminole, St. Lucie, Volusia and Walton counties.

Friday, Aug. 21

Another death in Escambia

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 10,684 positive COVID-19 cases. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 171 individuals.

119 more deaths in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m., there are 4,684 new positive COVID-19 cases and 119 reported deaths - nine occurred Thursday. To date, there are 593,286 Florida cases with 10,168 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Thursday, the death of 119 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lee, Leon, Manatee, Martin, Nassau, Okaloosa, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, Suwannee and Volusia counties.

CareerSource To Host Virtual Job Fair

CareerSource EscaRosa along with FloridaWest, The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, The Gulf Coast Minority Chamber, Studer Community Institute, Pensacola Young Professionals, and Fleet and Family Support Center will host the first “Re-Employ Escarosa Campaign”. It will include Virtual Job Fairs and professional development opportunities. Employers include Waste Pro, Studer Community Institute, AutoZone, Santa Rosa County, and City of Pensacola. The job fairs will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 3, 10 and 24. To register: careersourceescarosa.com/re-employ-escarosa-campaign-2

Escambia to provide meals to distance-learning students

The Escambia County School District will provide meals through curbside service for students who selected distance learning. Starting Monday, families may pick up one breakfast and lunch per student each day school is in session at any location of their choice, regardless of the student’s assigned school.

Distribution sites and times are listed below. 

When parents arrive to pick up meals they will be asked for their students’ names and school ID numbers. Families with students that pay full or reduced price for meals, should put money on their student’s account online at myschoolbucks.com to cover the cost of the breakfast and lunch.

  • At 6:15 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. meals may be picked up at:

Jim Allen Elementary School, 1051 Hwy. 95A North, Cantonment, FL 32533
Kingsfield Elementary School, 900 West Kingsfield Rd., Cantonment, FL 32533 

  • At 6:30 – 7:00 a.m. meals may be picked up at:

Bellview Elementary School, 4425 Bellview Ave., Pensacola, FL 32526
Bratt Elementary School, 5721 North Hwy. 99, Century, FL 32535

Brentwood Elementary School, 4820 N. Palafox St. (HWY 29), Pensacola, FL 32505

Ensley Elementary School, 501 E. Johnson Ave., Pensacola, FL 32514

Ferry Pass Elementary School, 8310 N. Davis Hwy., Pensacola, FL 32514

Global Learning Academy, 100 North P St., Pensacola, FL 32505

Lipscomb Elementary School, 10200 Ashton Brosnaham Road, Pensacola, FL 32534

L.D. McArthur Elementary School, 330 East Ten Mile Rd., Pensacola, FL 32534

Molino Park Elementary School, 899 Highway 97, Molino, FL 32577

Montclair Elementary School, 820 Massachusetts Ave., Pensacola, FL 32505

Myrtle Grove Elementary School, 6115 Lillian Hwy., Pensacola, FL 32526

Navy Point Elementary School, 1321 Patton Dr., Pensacola, FL 32507

Oakcrest Elementary School, 1820 N. Hollywood Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32505

Pleasant Grove Elementary School, 3000 Owen Bell Lane, Pensacola, FL 32507

Scenic Heights Elementary School, 3801 Cherry Laurel Dr., Pensacola, FL 32504

O.J. Semmes Elementary School, 1250 E. Texar Dr., Pensacola, FL 32503

Sherwood Elementary School, 501 Cherokee Trail, Pensacola, FL 32506

Warrington Elementary School, 220 N. Navy Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32507

C.A. Weis Elementary School, 2701 North Q St., Pensacola, FL 32505

West Pensacola Elementary School, 801 North 49th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32506

  • At 6:45 – 7:30 a.m. meals may be picked up at:

Escambia High School, 1310 N. 65th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32506
Pensacola High School, 500 W. Maxwell Street, Pensacola, FL 32501

Pine Forest High School, 2500 Longleaf Dr., Pensacola, FL 32526

Booker T. Washington High School, 6000 College Pkwy., Pensacola, FL 32504

  • At 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. meals may be picked up at:

Northview High School, 4100 West Highway 4, Bratt, FL 32535

  • At 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. meals may be picked up at:

Jim C. Bailey Middle School, 4110 Bauer Rd., Pensacola, FL 32506
Bellview Middle School, 6201 Mobile Hwy., Pensacola, FL 32526

Beulah Middle School, 6001 W. Nine Mile Rd., Pensacola, FL 32526

Ferry Pass Middle School, 8355 Yancey Ave., Pensacola, FL 32514

Warrington Middle School, 459 South Old Corry Field Rd., Pensacola, FL 32507

Workman Middle School, 6299 Lanier Dr., Pensacola, FL 32504

  • At 7:30– 8:00 a.m. meals may be picked up at:

Ernest Ward Middle School, 7650 Hwy. 97, Walnut Hill, FL 32568.

Thursdy, Aug. 20

Escambia death toll at 170

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 10,595 positive COVID-19 cases. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 170 individuals.

Florida death toll tops 10,000

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are 4,555 new positive COVID-19 cases and 117 reported deaths - 16 occurred Wednesday.  Test results for more than 77,100 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight Wednesday. On Wednesday, 6.78 percent of new cases tested positive.

To date, there are 588,602 Florida cases with 10,049 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Wednesday, the death of 117 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Escambia, Flagler, Gulf, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lee, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, St. Lucie and Volusia counties.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

219 more deaths in Florida

On Tuesday, 7.08 percent of new cases tested positive.  

To date, there are 584,047 Florida cases with 9,932 deaths related to COVID-19.  

Since Tuesday, the death of 219 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Marion, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter and Suwannee counties. 

Escambia death toll at 164

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 10,499 positive COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 164 individuals.

219 more deaths in Florida

On Tuesday, 7.08 percent of new cases tested positive.  

To date, there are 584,047 Florida cases with 9,932 deaths related to COVID-19.  

Since Tuesday, the death of 219 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Marion, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter and Suwannee counties. 

Tuesday, Aug. 18 

Funding Available For Housing Relief  In Okaloosa County 

Escambia Cases Top 10,000

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 10,405 positive COVID-19 cases. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 159 individuals.

219 more deaths in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are 3,838 new positive COVID-19 cases and 219 reported deaths.  

Test results for more than 56,800 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight Monday. On Monday, 7.91 percent of new cases tested positive.  

To date, there are 579,932 Florida cases with 9,758 deaths related to COVID-19.  

Since Monday, the death of 219 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Dade, Desoto, Duval, Escambia, Gadsden, Gulf, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Okaloosa, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee and Volusia counties.