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April 29 update: 2 deaths, 262 cases so far in Alachua County

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 262 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 255 yesterday. 2 deaths have been reported.

The state is no longer providing cumulative totals of positive tests in long-term care facilities, and they haven’t updated the chart that shows current cases by facility since April 27. Although Governor DeSantis promised increased transparency on long-term care facilities over the weekend, the result was more specific but less timely information.

This chart shows the long-term care cases in Alachua County as of April 27 (the top line of numbers shows totals for the state):

Available bed capacity in Alachua County is 31.27%.

The state has 33,193 cases (an increase of 347 from yesterday) and 1,218 deaths (an increase of 47 from yesterday).

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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.

6,740 people have been tested so far in Alachua County (up 109 from yesterday), and 6,471 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 6.4% of yesterday’s tests came back positive.

According to the daily report, there are 204 cases in Gainesville, 12 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.

Cases by zip code

The dashboard is not providing numbers for individual zip codes today.

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