April 22 morning update: 1 death, 227 cases so far in Alachua County


According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 227 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 223 at this time yesterday. One death has been reported.

Paul Myers, the Alachua County Administrator for the Florida Department of Health, clarified yesterday that additional patients have died in local hospitals, but they have been residents of other counties.

23 residents or staff in long-term care facilities have been diagnosed with COVID-19, up from 21 at this time yesterday. According to the latest report, there are two long-term care facilities in Alachua County that have reported positive cases in residents or staff: Oak Hammock and Parklands Care Center.

Available bed capacity in Alachua County is 33.72%.

The state has 28,309 cases (an increase of 814 from this time yesterday) and 893 deaths (an increase of 54 from this time yesterday).

Dade County has 36% of the state’s cases. Broward has 15%; Palm Beach 9%; Orange 4%; and Hillsborough 3%. Alachua County represents about 1.2% of the state’s population and 0.8% of the state’s cases.

5,495 people have been tested so far in Alachua County (up 128 from this time yesterday), and 5,260 tests have come back negative, so 95.7% of the tests so far have been negative. Only 4.1% 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.) 1 COVID-19 test is 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 172 cases in Gainesville, 12 in Alachua, 9 in Newberry, 7 in Hawthorne, 5 in High Springs, 3 in Waldo, 3 in Micanopy, 2 in Tioga, 1 in LaCrosse, and 1 in Archer. Location data is not available for all cases.