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April 3 evening update: 110 cases in Alachua County

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 110 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 95 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 10268 cases (an increase of 1260 from this time yesterday) and 170 deaths (up from 144 at this time yesterday).

It is worth noting that there was a large increase in the number of test results that came back yesterday at both the state and county levels.

Dade County has 33% of the state’s cases. Broward has 16%; Palm Beach 8%; Orange 6%; and Hillsborough 5%. Alachua County represents about 1.2% of the state’s population and 1.07% of the state’s cases.

15 COVID-19 tests are pending in Alachua County. 1932 people have been tested so far in Alachua County, and 1805 tests have come back negative, so 93.4% of the tests so far have been negative (0.8% are pending). Only 5.7% of the local tests have come back positive so far.

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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 85 cases in Gainesville, 7 in Alachua, 4 in Newberry, 2 in Hawthorne, 2 in Tioga, 2 in Micanopy, and 2 in High Springs. Location data is not available for all cases.

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