HomeHealthMay 10 update: 4 new cases in Alachua County
May 10 update: 4 new cases in Alachua County
May 10, 2020
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County has 312 COVID-19-positive cases, an increase of 4 from 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 website with current numbers of long-term care cases in Alachua County shows 71 cases in these facilities, up 6 from yesterday, with not all facilities updating their numbers (the top line of numbers is a total for the state).
Available bed capacity in Alachua County is 31.27%. With “elective” procedures beginning again, the capacity is expected to decrease.
The state has 40,596 cases (an increase of 595 from yesterday) and 1,721 deaths (an increase of only 6 from yesterday).
The state is also now publishing a chart of the percentage of new tests that are positive by day (this chart is for the whole state):
Dade County has 35% of the state’s cases. Broward has 14%; Palm Beach 10%; and Orange 4%. Alachua County represents about 1.2% of the state’s population and 0.77% of the state’s cases.
8,444 test results have come back so far in Alachua County (up 231 from yesterday), and 8,124 tests have come back negative, so 96% of the tests so far have been negative. Only 3.7% of the local tests have come back positive so far, and 1.7% of yesterday’s tests came back positive. The state published this chart for Alachua County:
According to the daily report, there are 245 cases in Gainesville, 14 in Alachua, 12 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. 2 cases are listed in the city of “Missing” in Alachua County. Location data is not available for all cases.
The 7-day average of new cases is at 3.4. Here is the 7-day average of new cases for the past 14 days, with a trendline:
Cases by zip code
I don’t know why the legend is in Spanish today… The part of the site that shows the number per zip code isn’t working, so I’ll revisit that later. These are yesterday’s numbers.