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COVID: ECHA reports 2 additional cases since March 16 update

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced today that 1,577 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two hospitals.

This is an increase of two cases since the March 16 report.

According to a release, 955 (even) cases have been reported out of Atmore Community Hospital, and 622 (plus two) from D.W. McMillan Memorial in Brewton since the last update.

At ACH, 4,432 specimens have been collected, 3,426 have been negative with three pending and 48 inconclusive.

At DWM, 3,870 specimens have been collected with 3,212 negative results, zero pending and 32 inconclusive.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, 3,833 confirmed cases have been reported out of Escambia County. Some 950 specimens have been collected over the last 14 days.

Seventy-three 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.