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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 Nov. 30

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Sunday, Dec. 6

FDOH reported Sunday an additional 8,436 cases and 90 deaths.  

Local cases:

  • An additional 282 cases in Escambia since Friday's report and three additional deaths . 
  • An additional 86 cases in Santa Rosa since Friday's report. No new deaths.
  • An additional 171 new cases in Okaloosa since Friday  and 14 deaths since Friday's report.
  • An additional 56 cases in Walton since Friday. No new deaths.

Friday, Dec. 4

Another 10,000-Plus Cases In The State

Florida added 10,177 positive cases, according to Friday's report from FDOH. The state total is now 1,039,207. Another 124 deaths were also reported. Locally, there were an additional four deaths. Three in Escambia and one in Santa Rosa County. 

Additional cases by county

Escambia: 158

Santa Rosa: 115

Okaloosa: 174

Walton: 47

Local Percent Positivity Rates:

Escambia: 8.28%

Santa Rosa: 16.62%

Okaloosa: 18.45%

Walton: 15.64%

COVID-19 Testing Schedule For Week Of Dec. 7

Where: FDOH-Escambia Downtown Center, 1300 West Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL 32502. Use entrance on West Wright Street between North G Street and North H Street.

When: Open 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the following dates: Monday, December 7, Thursday, December 10 Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Testing is available to all Florida residents with or without symptoms. Testing is drive-thru or walk-in, dependent on weather. 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.

Thursday, Dec. 3

Over 10,000 Cases Added

The state added 10,870 cases Thursday according to the daily report from Florida Department of Health. The statewide total is now 1,029,030. Another 100 deaths were reported, bringing the total to 19,112. Three deaths reported in Escambia and none in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, or Walton. 

Local cases added:

170 in Escambia

109 in Santa Rosa

200 in Okaloosa 

42 in Walton

Local Percent Positivity Rates:

Escambia: 9.69%

Santa Rosa: 18.15%

Flu Shot Clinics

On Saturday, Dec. 5 and Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Florida Blue Center, 1680 Airport Road at Cordova Commons. Get a free flu shot at the Florida Blue Center and receive a $10 Walgreens gift card. Flu shots are available to anyone 3 years old and up. If you have health insurance through any carrier bring your card. Walgreens will cover the cost for those without insurance. Participants can stay in their car or walk up.

Okaloosa: 23.30%

Walton: 12.84%

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Nearly 10,000 Cases Added to State Count

The Florida Department of Health reported an additional 9,994 cases statewide bringing the total to 1,018,160. The state also added 96 more deaths. Locally, three deaths were reported. One in Escambia, one in Santa Rosa and one in Walton County. 

Local cases:

135 in Escambia

110 in Santa Rosa

328 in Okaloosa

44 in Walton

Local Percent Positivity rates:

Escambia: 8.93%

Santa Rosa: 23.48%

Okaloosa: 28.12%

Walton County: 12.61%

New CDC Quarantine Recommendation 

Read the transcript from today's CDC briefing here

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Florida Hits One-Million Count

The state reported a total of 1,008,166 cases with a statewide positive rate of 8.69%. The state also added another 82 deaths bringing the total to 18,916. 

Percent Positive in local areas:

Escambia: 18.07%

Santa Rosa: 27.27%

Okaloosa: 22.47%

Walton: 15.66%

Cold temps disrupt COVID testingCommunity Health Northwest Florida issued the following news release:

-- Due to cold temps, Covid-19 mobile testing at Brownsville Community Center is suspended today.
-- The Cantonment Pediatrics drive-through Covid-19 testing location at 470 S. HWY 29 remains open today for both asymptomatic (no pre-screening required) and symptomatic (pre-screening required for rapid test) individuals.
--  All patients previously scheduled for Covid-19 rapid test appointments at Brownsville have been rerouted to Cantonment Pediatrics.

For more information, call 850-436-4630.

Monday, Nov. 30

State Nearing One-Million Mark

The State of Florida added 6,659 additional COVID-19 cases Monday, according to the Florida Department of Health. The state's total is now 999,319. 

Percent Positivity in local areas:

Escambia: 9.73%

Santa Rosa: 15.38%

Okaloosa: 8.46%

Walton: 5.71%

Testing Sites 

FDOH-Escambia’s walk-in testing site is free to all Florida residents with or without symptoms. Pre-screening is not required. Open Dec. 1, Dec. 3, and Dec. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1300 W. Gregory St. Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather or shortage of supplies.