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April 25 morning update: 1 death, 245 cases so far in Alachua County
April 25, 2020
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 245 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 240 at this time yesterday. One death (total) has been reported. Other media outlets are reporting a second death, but the official reports are not reflecting that yet.
32 residents or staff in long-term care facilities have been diagnosed with COVID-19, up from 30 at this time yesterday. According to the latest report, there are three long-term care facilities in Alachua County that have reported positive cases in residents or staff: Oak Hammock, Parklands Care Center, and Signature Healthcare Of Gainesville.
The state has 30,839 cases (an increase of 665 from this time yesterday) and 1,055 deaths (an increase of 43 from this time yesterday).
The state is also now publishing a chart of the percentage of new tests that are positive by day:
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Dade County has 36% of the state’s cases. Broward has 15%; Palm Beach 9%; and Orange 4%. Alachua County represents about 1.2% of the state’s population and 0.79% of the state’s cases.
6,210 people have been tested so far in Alachua County (up 188 from this time yesterday), and 5,958 tests have come back negative, so 95.9% of the tests so far have been negative. Only 4.0% 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.) No COVID-19 tests are pending in Alachua County, and 7 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 189 cases in Gainesville, 12 in Alachua, 9 in Newberry, 7 in Hawthorne, 5 in High Springs, 4 in Waldo, 3 in Micanopy, 2 in Tioga, 1 in LaCrosse, 1 in Santa Fe, and 1 in Archer. Location data is not available for all cases.