HomeHealthApril 5 evening update: 123 cases in Alachua County
April 5 evening update: 123 cases in Alachua County
April 5, 2020
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 123 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 116 at this time yesterday. No deaths have been reported. 16 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 12350 cases (an increase of 805 from this time yesterday) and 221 deaths (up from 195 at this time yesterday).
Dade County has 34% of the state’s cases. Broward has 15%; Palm Beach 8%; Orange 6%; and Hillsborough 4%. Alachua County represents about 1.2% of the state’s population and 1% of the state’s cases.
12 COVID-19 tests are pending in Alachua County. 2228 people have been tested so far in Alachua County, and 2083 tests have come back negative, so 93.8% of the tests so far have been negative (0.5% are pending). Only 5.5% of the local tests have come back positive so far. Of the 126 tests that came back since this time yesterday, only 5.5% 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 91 cases in Gainesville, 8 in Alachua, 4 in Hawthorne, 4 in Newberry, 3 in High Springs, , 2 in Tioga, 2 in Micanopy, and 1 in LaCrosse. Location data is not available for all cases.