COVID-19 cases are increasing

State health department reports 69 new cases in Escambia County in past few weeks

Escambia County is following a trend across the state of Alabama with a recent spike in positive COVID-19 cases as health officials continue to stress the importance of being vaccinated against the virus.

Jason Daniel, director of public affairs and marketing for the Escambia County Health Care Authority, said there as been a steady increase in positive cases for the past three weeks. Atmore Community Hospital reported 10 new cases from July 13 to July 20 and D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital has reported 12 new cases of the virus.

The Alabama Department of Public Health reported Escambia County...

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