Coronavirus Live Blog: Week of June 29

Jul 5, 2020

Sunday, July 5

38 Escambia inmates test positive

From Escambia County:

Through contact tracing more inmates have tested positive at the Escambia County Jail. Out of the 44 inmates tested, 38 have tested positive, four have tested negative and two are awaiting results. All of the inmates who have tested positive are not presenting medical concerns.

Two of the units in the jail have been turned into isolation zones to house the inmates who have tested positive to try to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

More than 10,000 positive cases, 29 deaths

From the state Department of Health:

Test results for nearly 70,000 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight, on Saturday, July 4. Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are:

-- 10,059 new positive COVID-19 cases (9,986 Florida residents and 73 non-Florida residents)

-- 29 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

  • On July 4, 15.04 percent of new cases tested positive.
  • There are a total of 200,111 Florida cases with 3,731 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since July 4, the deaths of 29 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Broward, Dade, Indian River, Lee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco and Pinellas counties.

Saturday, July 4

11,000 new cases in Florida; 18 deaths

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

  • 11,458 new positive COVID-19 cases (11,372 Florida residents and 86 non-Florida residents)
  • 18 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On Friday, 14.1 percent of new cases tested positive.

There 190,052 Florida cases with 3,702 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Friday, the deaths of 18 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Broward, Dade, Escambia, Hillsborough, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas and St. Lucie counties.

Friday, July 3

Nearly 9,500 case in Florida; 67 deaths

Test results for more than 67,091 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight Thursday. Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are:

  • 9,488 new positive COVID-19 cases (9,415 Florida residents and 73 non-Florida residents)
  •  67 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On July 2, 14.91 percent of new cases tested positive.

There are 178,594 Florida cases with 3,684 deaths related to COVID-19.

The deaths of 67 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Broward, Dade, Escambia, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Seminole counties.

Nearly 9,500 case in Florida; 67 deaths

Test results for more than 67,091 individuals were reported to DOH as of midnight Thursday. Today, as reported at 10 a.m. Central, there are:

  • 9,488 new positive COVID-19 cases (9,415 Florida residents and 73 non-Florida residents)
  •  67 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On July 2, 14.91 percent of new cases tested positive.

There are 178,594 Florida cases with 3,684 deaths related to COVID-19.

The deaths of 67 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Brevard, Broward, Dade, Escambia, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Seminole counties.

Some state parks closed

Today, to protect the safety of staff and guests, some Florida State Parks will be closed to visitors or have altered day-use restrictions. These closures are in line with county ordinances. See the latest park and trail information.

Escambia test sites expanded

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is expanding specimen collection for COVID-19 offered to Florida residents in July. 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, July 6

Tuesday, July 7

Wednesday, July 8

Thursday, July 9

Friday, July 10

 

 

All Florida residents with or without symptoms

 

Walk-in, no appointment needed

 

Bring your Florida driver’s license. Only Florida residents will be tested.

 

*Dates are subject to change due to inclement weather or shortage of supplies.

The samples collected at this site will be processed by private labs, with results received typically in one week.

Sites for COVID-Testing in Escambia County

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.

An online assessment screening for COVID-19 is available to determine if further diagnostic testing is needed. The screening can also be accessed by texting “Screen” to 850-318-3080. The screening is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also call the screening center at 850-434-4080 to determine if you need an appointment.

COVID-19 testing is available at several locations in Escambia County, including drive-thru and walk-up testing.

IMPORTANT: Pre-screening may be required before arriving at testing centers by calling the local COVID-19 Screening Call Center at 850-746-2684.

The screening call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The call center staff will assist in helping find the testing center that best fits the needs of each person needing a COVID-19 test.

The hours of operation for some testing centers for COVID-19 are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The call center staff will confirm the hours, as they vary by location and day of week.

Some state parks closed

Today, to protect the safety of staff and guests, some Florida State Parks will be closed to visitors or have altered day-use restrictions. These closures are in line with county ordinances. See the latest park and trail information.

Thursday, July 2

Escambia cases top 2,200; death toll at 45

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 2,240 positive COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 45 individuals.

Three inmates test positive at Escambia County Jail

Three inmates at the Escambia County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19 as of this morning.

Over the course of four months, the jail has tested over 30 inmates and these are the first three inmates who have tested positive, Escambia County said in a news release, adding the three inmates are in a medical unit and are not presenting medical concerns.

Wednesday, July 1

Escambia County exceeds 2,000 cases; death toll at 44.

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 2,046 positive COVID-19 cases.  The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 44 individuals.

More than 6,500 cases in Florida; death toll at 3,550

Test results for more than 45,300 individuals were reported to the state Department of Health as of midnight Tuesday. Today, as of 10 a.m. Central, there are:

  • 6,563 new positive COVID-19 cases (6,507 Florida residents and 56 non-Florida residents)
  • 45 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On June 30, 15.04 percent of new cases tested positive.

There are a total of 158,997 Florida cases with 3,550 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since June 30, the deaths of 45 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Bay, Broward, Collier, Dade, Duval, Hillsborough, Lee, Okaloosa, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, St. Lucie, Suwannee, Volusia and Washington counties.

Santa Rosa test site relocates

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) COVID-19 drive-in testing site will move to the Milton Community Center at 5629 Byrom Street.

Hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Testing will be offered on a first come, first served basis, with no pre-screening or appointment required. Those requesting testing are asked to bring identification and be aware that wait times may vary depending on the number of individuals requesting a test.

Tuesday, June 30

Escambia positive tests passes 1,900; death toll at 45

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 1,952 positive COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Escambia County residents is 45 individuals.

Foundation Offers $1,000 Grants To Nonprofits

The Threaded Fasteners Charitable Foundation is offering a $1,000 grant for 501(c)3 organizations located in any Threaded Fasteners service area including: Mobile, AL; Semmes, AL; Gulfport, MS; Pensacola, FL; Panama City, FL; Tampa, FL; Chattanooga, TN; and Tulsa, OK.

Funds will be used for a reoccurring, annual, or one-time project that the organization either holds or participates in. For more information, visit threadedfasteners.com/grants

Requirements:

  • Political affiliated organizations or projects for or seeming to support political purposes will not be considered.
  • Must apply within the grant cycle.
  • Must be a 501(c)3

6,000 Cases Added To State's Total

The state has added 6,093 new positive cases, according to the Florida Department of Health. The Department of Health also reported 58 additional deaths, for a new total of 3,604 fatalities.

Volunteer Florida Announces New Grant Funding

Volunteer Florida has announced the availability of $120,000 in grant funding to support local governments, districts and colleges/universities in developing a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and/or Citizen Corps Program in their community. Eligible organizations interested in applying for one of these programs should respond to the request for proposals by Wednesday, July 29 at 5 p.m. (ET). If applying for both programs, a separate application must be submitted for each.

To view the request for proposals and application instructions, click here. On Thursday, July 16, Volunteer Florida will be hosting a technical assistance webinar at 2:30 pm (ET). Click here to register.

Monday, June 29 

Escambia cases top 1,700; death toll at 44

As of 2 p.m., Escambia County has had 1,702 positive COVID-19 cases.  The total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Escambia County residents is 44 individuals.

5,266 new cases, 28 deaths

From the state Department of Health:

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

  • 5,266 new positive COVID-19 cases (5,238 Florida residents and 28 non-Florida residents)
  • 28 Florida resident deaths related to COVID-19

On Sunday, 13.67 percent of new cases tested positive.

There are a total of 146,341 Florida cases with 3,447 deaths related to COVID-19.

Since Sunday, the deaths of 29 Florida residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been reported in Citrus, Dade, Hillsborough and Volusia counties.

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