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April 2 morning update: 93 cases in Alachua County

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 93 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 90 at this time yesterday. No deaths have been reported. 14 people have been hospitalized (it is unclear whether that is the current number or a cumulative number; the Department of Health just said they don’t have information on recoveries because it is self-reported.).

The state has 8010 cases (an increase of 1055 from this time yesterday) and 128 deaths (up from 87 at this time yesterday).

Dade County has 31% of the state’s cases. Broward has 17%; Palm Beach 8%; Orange 6%; and Hillsborough 5%. Alachua County represents about 1.2% of the state’s population and 1.16% of the state’s cases.

15 COVID-19 tests are pending in Alachua County. 1654 people have been tested so far in Alachua County, and 1544 tests have come back negative, so 93.3% of the tests so far have been negative (0.9% are pending). Only 5.6% of the local tests have come back positive so far.

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 73 cases in Gainesville, 6 in Alachua, 4 in Newberry, 2 in Tioga, 2 in Micanopy, and 1 in High Springs. Location data is not available for all cases.

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