Coronavirus Live Blog: Week Of Aug. 24

Aug 30, 2020

Sunday, Aug. 30

14 more deaths in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are 2,583 new positive COVID-19 cases and 14 reported deaths -- 5 occurred Saturday.

Test results for more than 60,000 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight Saturday, where 5.14 percent of new cases tested positive.  

To date, there are 621,586 Florida cases with 11,119 deaths related to COVID-19.  

Since Saturday, the death of 14 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Dade, Hillsborough, Marion, Okaloosa, Pasco and Putnam counties.

Saturday, Aug. 29

148 more deaths in Florida

Today, Florida had the 17th straight day below 10 percent positivity of new cases.

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are 3,197 new positive COVID-19 cases and 148 reported deaths -- 12 occurred Friday. 

Test results for more than 72,500 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight on Friday when 4.97 percent of new cases tested positive.

To date, there are 619,003 Florida cases with 11,105 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Friday, the death of 148 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Alachua, Baker, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Manatee, Marion, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Volusia and Washington counties.

Friday, Aug. 28

Escambia death toll at 184

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 11,066 positive COVID-19 cases.  The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 184 individuals.

89 more deaths in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are 3,815 new positive COVID-19 cases and 89 reported deaths -- 12 occurred Thursday. 

Test results for more than 75,300 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight Thursday. On Thursday, 5.73 percent of new cases tested positive.

To date, there are 615,806 Florida cases with 10,957 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Thursday, the death of 89 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Collier, Dade, Desoto, Duval, Escambia, Gulf, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Suwannee and Volusia counties.

Here is Escambia County’s walk-in testing schedule

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is continuing specimen collection for COVID-19 offered to Florida residents. The primary focus is virus testing from swab samples to help identify those who are COVID positive and that need contact tracing. This effort is part of the continuing public health surveillance and monitoring for COVID-19 that is occurring across the state.

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 31

Tuesday, September 1

Wednesday, September 2

Thursday, September 3

Friday, September 4

 

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.

Thursday, Aug. 27

Escambia cases approach 11,000 positives

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 10,999 positive COVID-19 cases.  The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 183 individuals.

135 more deaths in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are 3,269 new positive COVID-19 cases and 135 reported deaths -- 12 occurred Wednesday. Test results for more than 58,700 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight Wednesday. On Wednesday, 6.36 percent of new cases tested positive.  

To date, there are 611,991 Florida cases with 10,868 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Wednesday, the death of 135 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Gulf, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Leon, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter and Volusia counties.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Escambia death toll at 179

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 10,944 positive COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 179 individuals.

153 more deaths in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are 3,220 new positive COVID-19 cases and 153 reported deaths -- 13 occurred Tuesday. 

Test results for more than 65,20 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight Tuesday. On Tuesday, 5.75 percent of new cases tested positive.

To date, there are of 608,722 Florida cases with 10,733 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Tuesday, the death of 153 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Collier, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Gadsden, Gulf, Hernando, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Volusia and Washington counties.

Tuesday, Aug. 25

183 more deaths in Florida

Today at 10 a.m. Central there are 2,673 new positive COVID-19 cases and 183 reported deaths -- 10 occurred Monday.  Test results for more than 43,500 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Monday. On Monday, 7.49 percent of new cases tested positive.

To date, there are a total of 605,502 Florida cases with 10,580 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Monday, the death of 183 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Nassau, Okaloosa, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Suwannee and Volusia counties.

Drive-through sites open

Community Health Northwest Florida has the following drive-through sites in partnership with Ascension Sacred Heart.

Preregistration is required: Please call 850-746-2684

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Milton Community Center, 5629 Byrom St., Milton

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane,  Gulf Breeze

The following are Community Health Northwest Florida drive-through sites, no pre-screening required:

Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon
Community Health Northwest Florida Main Site, 2315 Jackson St., Pensacola

Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon
CHNWF Cantonment Pediatrics, 470 S. U.S. 29, Cantonment

Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon
Brownsville Community Center [parking lot], 3200 W. De Soto St., Pensacola

For more information, call Community Health Northwest Florida's Main Site: 850-436-4630.

Monday, Aug. 24

Escambia death toll at 171

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 10,832 positive COVID-19 cases. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 171 individuals.

72 more deaths in Florida

Today, as reported at 10 a.m. today, there are 2,258 new positive COVID-19 cases and 72 reported deaths -- of which 7 occurred Sunday. 

On Sunday, 5.20 percent of new cases tested positive. To date, there are 602,829 Florida cases with 10,397 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Sunday, the death of 72 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Broward, Citrus, Clay, Dade, Hernando, Hillsborough, Indian River, Marion, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie and Wakulla counties.

Okaloosa Testing Sites Canceled Due To Weather

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