HomeHealthApril 27 update: 2 deaths, 254 cases so far in Alachua County
April 27 update: 2 deaths, 254 cases so far in Alachua County
April 27, 2020
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 254 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 251 yesterday. 2 deaths have been reported.
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. Today’s report did not include the chart showing how many cases have been associated with long-term care facilities.
The state has 32,138 cases (an increase of 610 from yesterday) and 1,088 deaths (an increase of 14 from yesterday).
The state is also now publishing a chart of the percentage of new tests that are positive by day:
Dade County has 37% 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.
6,532 people have been tested so far in Alachua County (up 133 from yesterday), and 6,271 tests have come back negative, so 96% of the tests so far have been negative. Only 3.9% of the local tests have come back positive so far, and 2% of yesterday’s tests came back positive.
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 195 cases in Gainesville, 13 in Alachua, 10 in Newberry, 7 in Hawthorne, 5 in High Springs, 4 in Waldo, 3 in Micanopy, 3 in Tioga, 1 in LaCrosse, 1 in Santa Fe, and 1 in Archer. Location data is not available for all cases.