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March 31 evening update: 87 cases in Alachua County

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 87 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 80 at this time yesterday. No deaths have been reported. 13 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 6741 cases (an increase of 1037 from this time yesterday) and 85 deaths (up from 71 at this time yesterday).

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50% of the state’s cases are in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, and another 8% are in Palm Beach County.

16 COVID-19 tests are pending in Alachua County. 1444 people have been tested so far in Alachua County, and 1340 tests have come back negative, so 92.8% of the tests so far have been negative (1.1% are pending). Only 6% of the local tests have come back positive so far.

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 68 cases in Gainesville, 5 in Alachua, 4 in Newberry, 2 in Tioga, 2 in Micanopy, and 1 in High Springs. Location data is not available for all cases.