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ECHA releases bi-weekly report

The number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the county. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, 640 cases have been confirmed in Escambia County at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. At D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital 81 cases of the virus have been confirmed within the facility. Currently there are 82 cases pending at this time. Due to the rise in cases, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statewide mask mandate that went into effect Thursday at 5 p.m. This new guideline was added to the Safer at Home Order that will expire on July 31, at 5 p.m.

The information released by the Escambia County Healthcare Authority is reported below: