HomeHealthApril 9 evening update: 154 cases in Alachua County
April 9 evening update: 154 cases in Alachua County
April 9, 2020
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 154 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 144 at this time yesterday. No deaths have been reported. 21 people to date have been hospitalized (no information about current hospitalization counts is available). 7 people in nursing homes or assisted living facilities have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The median age of those with positive tests is 41.
The state has 16826 cases (an increase of 1128 from this time yesterday) and 387 deaths (an increase of 48 from 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 0.9% of the state’s cases.
3222 people have been tested so far in Alachua County (up 395 from this time yesterday), and 3052 tests have come back negative, so 94.7% of the tests so far have been negative. Only 4.8% of the local tests have come back positive so far. Of the 395 tests that came back today, 2.5% came back positive. (The numbers in the various categories don’t add up to the total number of tests listed on the dashboard, but since we don’t know which number is incorrect, we’re reporting them as they’re given on the dashboard.) 7 COVID-19 tests are pending in Alachua County, and 9 are inconclusive.
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 118 cases in Gainesville, 8 in Alachua, 5 in Hawthorne, 5 in Newberry, 3 in High Springs, 2 in Tioga, 2 in Micanopy, 1 in LaCrosse, and 1 in Archer. Location data is not available for all cases.