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ECHA: 1,549 COVID-19 cases reported from hospitals

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced today that 1,549 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two hospitals.

According to a release, 944 cases have been reported out of Atmore Community Hospital, and 605 from D.W. McMillan Memorial in Brewton.

At ACH, 4,220 specimens have been collected, 3,224 have been negative with four pending and 48 inconclusive.

At DWM, 2,687 specimens have been collected with 2,050 negative results, zero pending and 32 inconclusive.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, 3,685 confirmed cases have been reported out of Escambia County. Some 1,562 specimens have been collected over the last 14 days.

Fifty-six 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.