March 21 morning update: 21 cases in Alachua County, 658 in the state


According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 21 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 15 yesterday. No deaths have been reported. The state has 658 cases (an increase of 138 from yesterday morning) and 12 deaths.

The dashboard now shows hospitalizations, and it says 18 people in Alachua County have been hospitalized. 28 COVID-19 tests are pending. 10 of the 21 cases are known to be related to travel.

County officials say that they are now assuming that we have community transmission, so they will not be providing any more information about whether cases are travel-related.