HomeHealthApril 7 evening update: 139 cases in Alachua County
April 7 evening update: 139 cases in Alachua County
April 7, 2020
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 139 COVID-19-positive cases (2 cases from this morning’s report were removed), up from 133 at this time yesterday. No deaths have been reported. 19 people to date have been hospitalized (no information about current hospitalization counts is available).
The state has 14747 cases (an increase of 1118 from this time yesterday) and 296 deaths (up from 254 at this time yesterday).
Dade County has 36% of the state’s cases. Broward has 15%; Palm Beach 8%; Orange 5%; and Hillsborough 4%. Alachua County represents about 1.2% of the state’s population and less than 1% of the state’s cases.
8 COVID-19 tests are pending in Alachua County, and 8 are inconclusive. 2681 people have been tested so far in Alachua County, and 2527 tests have come back negative, so 94.3% of the tests so far have been negative. Only 5.2% of the local tests have come back positive so far. Of the 330 tests that came back since this time yesterday, 1.8% came back positive. (The numbers in the various categories add up to one more than the total number of tests, but since we don’t know which number is incorrect, we’re reporting them as they’re given on the dashboard.)
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 106 cases in Gainesville, 8 in Alachua, 5 in Hawthorne, 4 in Newberry, 4 in High Springs, 2 in Tioga, 2 in Micanopy, and 1 in LaCrosse. Location data is not available for all cases.