HomeHealthAugust 1 update: 64 new positive tests, 1 new hospitalization, no new deaths
August 1 update: 64 new positive tests, 1 new hospitalization, no new deaths
August 1, 2020
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County has a cumulative total of 3,590 people with COVID-19-positive test results, an increase of 64 from yesterday on 706 test results with an official test positivity rate of 5.0%. The median age of positive tests (overall) in Alachua County is 31. One new hospitalization was reported, and no new deaths were reported.
The new hospitalization is a 37-year-old female who tested positive on July 4 and had contact with another person who tested positive.
Of the 64 people whose tests came back yesterday, only 4 were 65 or older (the chart shows 67 new cases because there were 67 new tests yesterday and 3 removed from previous dates):
A total of 21 deaths have been reported in the county. Nine of the deaths were reportedly from one long-term care facility, Parklands Care Center, and two were from other long-term care facilities. The 20 deaths were first reported as positive cases on April 9 (4), April 18 (2), April 20, April 21, April 23, May 10, May 12, May 24, June 23, June 29, July 1, July 6, July 7, July 8, July 9, July 13, and July 24.
148 people (total) have been hospitalized, an increase of 1 from yesterday. 21 people have been added to the hospitalization total in the past week.
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The website with current numbers of institutional care cases in Alachua County shows 146 cases, an increase of 12 from the previous report. The chart says, “The data is not cumulative but reflects the information available for current residents and staff with cases as of yesterday’s date.” (The top line shows totals for the state.)
The county report shows a cumulative total of 116 cases in long-term care (no increase from yesterday) and 26 cases in a correctional facility (an increase of 1 from yesterday).
The state also publishes a chart of the percentage of new tests that are positive by day (this chart is for the whole state), and yesterday’s positive rate was 11.08%. (The state charts only count people who test positive for the first time, and they may assign results to a different date than the day the test result came back. Our calculations are just positives/total tests for new results.)
66,768 test results have come back so far in Alachua County (up 706 from yesterday). The official positivity rate yesterday was 5.0%.
According to the daily report, there are 2,887 cases in Gainesville, 217 in Alachua, 150 in Newberry, 81 in High Springs, 66 in Archer, 60 in Hawthorne, 27 in Micanopy, 13 in Waldo, 10 in Santa Fe, 7 in Tioga, 7 in LaCrosse, 2 in Earleton, 2 in Jonesville, and 1 in Evinston. 7 cases are listed in the city of “Missing” in Alachua County, 1 case is erroneously listed in “Wesley Chapel” in Alachua County, 1 case is in “Unk” in Alachua County, and 1 case is in “Ocala” in Alachua County. Location data is not available for all cases.
The 7-day moving average of new cases is at 77.3 through yesterday’s cases. Here is the 7-day average of new cases for the past 14 days.
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County (DOH-Alachua) is offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. DOH-Alachua is offering COVID-19 testing to Alachua County residents, regardless of symptoms. Residents who want a COVID-19 test are asked to call 352-334-8810 for an appointment. A referral from a doctor is not required. If your insurance covers this, it will be billed (no copay is required). If not, it is free.
COVID-19 Testing Results Phone Line The Department of Health in Alachua County has set up a dedicated line for residents to call for COVID-19 test results. The phone number is 352-334-8828, and it is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.