HomeHealthApril 15 morning update: 196 cases in Alachua County
April 15 morning update: 196 cases in Alachua County
April 15, 2020
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 196 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 192 at this time yesterday. No deaths have been reported. 25 people to date have been hospitalized (no information about recoveries or current hospitalization counts is available). The median age of those with positive tests is 44.
18 residents or staff in long-term care facilities have been diagnosed with COVID-19, up from 17 yesterday.
The state has 22081 cases (an increase of 714 from this time yesterday) and 591 deaths (an increase of 67 from this time yesterday).
Dade County has 36% of the state’s cases. Broward has 15%; Palm Beach 8%; Orange 5%; and Hillsborough 4%. Alachua County represents about 1.2% of the state’s population and 0.89% of the state’s cases.
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4215 people have been tested so far in Alachua County (up 118 from this time yesterday), and 4008 tests have come back negative, so 95% of the tests so far have been negative. Only 4.7% of the local tests have come back positive so far. (The numbers in the various categories don’t add up to the total number of tests listed on the dashboard, but since we don’t know which number is incorrect, we’re reporting them as they’re given on the dashboard.) 4 COVID-19 tests are pending in Alachua County, and 11 are inconclusive.
According to the daily report (note that the data in that report and the dashboard don’t always match up because they are published at different times), there are 145 cases in Gainesville, 16 in Alachua, 8 in Newberry, 6 in Hawthorne, 4 in High Springs, 3 in Micanopy, 2 in Tioga, 1 in Waldo, 1 in LaCrosse, and 1 in Archer. Location data is not available for all cases.