HomeHealthApril 18 morning update: 205 cases in Alachua County
April 18 morning update: 205 cases in Alachua County
April 18, 2020
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 205 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 201 yesterday evening. No deaths have been reported. 27 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.
21 residents or staff in long-term care facilities have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the same number as yesterday.
The state has 25259 cases (an increase of 1150 from this time yesterday) and 740 deaths (an increase of 54 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 0.81% of the state’s cases.
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4865 people have been tested so far in Alachua County (up 112 from this time yesterday), and 4652 tests have come back negative, so 95.6% of the tests so far have been negative. Only 4.2% 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.) 3 COVID-19 tests are pending in Alachua County, and 8 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 154 cases in Gainesville, 12 in Alachua, 8 in Newberry, 7 in Hawthorne, 5 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.