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ECHA: 993 cases reported from hospitals

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced Dec. 8 that there have been 993 reported cases of COVID-19 out of its two hospitals.

The latest is an increase of 49 cases since the Dec. 1 report.

According to a release, 677 cases have been reported out of Atmore Community Hospital, and 316 from D.W. McMillan Memorial in Brewton.

At ACH, 3,347 specimens have been collected, 2,598 have been negative with 27 pending and 45 inconclusive.

At DWM, 1,590 specimens have been collected with 1,247 negative results, 21 pending and 27 inconclusive.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, 2,184 confirmed cases have been reported out of Escambia County. Eight-hundred-and-twenty-five specimens have been collected over the last 14 days. Thirty-two people have died in the county.

The numbers are updated biweekly to help reflect current case numbers from the ECHA. Due to the timing of the informatin, the numbers may differe from the numbers on the ADPH’s website.

Confirmed cases are recorded by public health officials in the patient’s county of residence.