HomeHealthMay 1 update: 7 new cases in Alachua County
May 1 update: 7 new cases in Alachua County
May 1, 2020
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.
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):
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.