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COVID-19 update

News Staff Report

According to the joint COVID-19 report issued Tuesday, October 13, by Escambia County Healthcare Authority and Alabama Department of Public Health, the state now has experienced 147,083 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, with 20,110 others designated as “probable.”
Statewide, more than 2,500 deaths (2,550) have been attributed to the virus, with 156 others that are listed as “probable.” The state has seen 14,323 cases in the past two weeks out of 100,310 samples collected.
Escambia County data shows 83 positive cases out of 478 samples collected over the past 14 days. The death toll among county residents has risen to 27.
Four new cases evolved from samples collected at Atmore Community Hospital since October 2, and the numbers for D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton were adjusted to reduce the number of confirmed cases there to 239, three fewer than shown on the October 2 report.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported on COVID-19 cases within nursing homes remained stable, although the data is two weeks old.
CMS shows that two more residents of Atmore Nursing Center have tested positive for the virus, bringing to 38 the total through September 27. Twenty-three staff members have tested positive, but none in the two weeks prior to September 27. The death toll among ANC residents remained at 7.
At Brewton’s West Gate Village, no new cases were reported. The facility’s numbers remained at 68 confirmed cases among residents (with 8 deaths) and 27 among staff members.