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ECHA: 699 confirmed, reported cases in county

Almost 700 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of the Escambia County Healthcare Authority’s two hospitals, according to a release.

According to the ECHA’s biweekly update, there have been 699 confirmed cases reports out of Atmore Community Hospital and D.W. McMillan Memorial.

At ACH, there have been 481 cases, and 218 at DWM.

The latest update is an increase of 39 cases since Aug. 7.

At ACH, 2,152 specimens have been collected with 1,618 negative results, 22 pending and 31 inconclusive.

At DWM, 1,047 specimens have been collected with 791 negative results, 14 pending and 24 inconclusive.
The ECHA updates these numbers twice a week to reflect current case numbers. Due to the timing of the information, the numbers may differ from the numbers on the Alabama Department of Public Health’s website.

According to the ADPH, there have been 1,094 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported with 1,350 specimens collected over the last 14 days and 17 confirmed deaths in Escambia County, Ala.