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May 1 update: 7 new cases in Alachua County

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 273 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 267 yesterday. No new deaths have been reported, keeping the total at 5. Four of the five deaths were from long-term care facilities. The 5 deaths were first reported as positive cases on April 9 (2), April 18, April 20, and April 21.

The state is no longer providing cumulative totals of positive tests in long-term care facilities.

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This chart shows the current numbers of long-term care cases in Alachua County as of April 29 (the top line of numbers shows totals for the state):

Available bed capacity in Alachua County is 32.11%.

The state has 34,728 cases (an increase of 1038 from yesterday) and 1,314 deaths (an increase of 46 from yesterday).

The state is also now publishing a chart of the percentage of new tests that are positive by day:

Dade County has 36% of the state’s cases. Broward has 15%; Palm Beach 9%; and Orange 4%. Alachua County represents about 1.2% of the state’s population and 0.79% of the state’s cases.

7,065 people have been tested so far in Alachua County (up 164 from yesterday), and 6,785 tests have come back negative, so 96% of the tests so far have been negative. Only 3.9% of the local tests have come back positive so far, and 4.3% of yesterday’s tests came back positive.

According to the daily report, there are 214 cases in Gainesville, 12 in Alachua, 11 in Newberry, 7 in Hawthorne, 5 in High Springs, 4 in Waldo, 3 in Micanopy, 3 in Tioga, 1 in LaCrosse, 1 in Santa Fe, and 1 in Archer. Location data is not available for all cases.

Cases by zip code

32044: 0 cases

32601: 42 cases

32603: <5 cases

32605: 25 cases

32606: 10 cases

32607: 26 cases

32608: 47 cases

32609: 24 cases

32610: <5 cases

32611: 0 cases

32615: 12 cases

32618: <5 cases

32622: 0 cases

32631: 0 cases

32640: 7 cases

32641: 14 cases

32643: 5 cases

32653: 11 cases

32666: 0 cases

32667: <5 cases

32669: 13 cases

32694: <5 cases