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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 Oct. 26

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Friday, Oct. 30

Florida continues to show low positivity

From the state department of health:

  • Yesterday’s statewide positivity rate for new cases is 5.89 percent.  
  • Yesterday was the seventy-eighth straight day below 10 percent positivity of new cases.  

Thursday, Oct. 29

Escambia tops 13,500 positive cases

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 13,517 positive COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 269 individuals.

Drive-Thru Testing In Okaloosa

Tuesday. Nov. 3: 9 -11:30 a.m. Northwest Florida State College, 100 E. College Blvd. Niceville 

Thursday, November 5: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Northwest Florida State College, 1170 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Fort Walton Beach.

Date is subject change due to inclement weather or shortage of supplies. Limited to 450 tests. If 450 tests are reached prior to the scheduled end time, operations will close. For more information, visit healthyokaloosa.com.

FDOH Update 

Data reported to the Agency for Health Care Administration shows that the number of COVID-19 positive patients that are currently hospitalized is down more than 70% since July. As 11:15 a.m., there are 2,347 current hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. Yesterday’s statewide positivity rate for new cases is 4.90% and the state continues its trend as the seventy-seventh straight day below 10% positivity of new cases.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Statewide, COVID-19 Deaths On A Downward Trend

Today, data reported to DOH shows there has been a steady decline in the number of reported Florida resident deaths who were previously diagnosed with COVID-19. The second week of August compared to the second week of September, shows a 74 percent decrease in the average number of reported COVID-19 related deaths. 

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13,445 Culmulative Positive Cases Escambia County

As of 2 p.m., October 28, Escambia County has had 13,445 positive COVID-19 cases.

This number is expected to change daily due to the return of results from ongoing testing. The best source for up-to-date information regarding confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida is the Florida Department of Health website and the associated Data and Surveillance Dashboard and Daily Report.

The site is currently updated once daily, at around 2 p.m. CT. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 269 individuals. 

To read the entire update, click here

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Escambia death toll holds at 269

From the state department of health in Escambia County:

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 13,375 positive COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 269 individuals.

Monday, Oct. 26

269 dead in Escambia

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 13,328 positive COVID-19 cases.  The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 269 individuals.

Seventy-Four Days Below 10% Positivity Rate

Today, data reported to the Agency for Health Care Administration shows that the number of COVID-19 positive patients that are currently hospitalized is down more than 70% since July. As posted on the Agency for Health Care Administration’s hospitalization dashboard at 11:45 a.m., there are 2,248 current hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.

Positive test results: Yesterday’s statewide positivity rate for new cases is 5.94%. Yesterday was the seventy-fourth straight day below 10% positivity of new cases.

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