May 11 update: Largest testing day so far yields 8 positive tests


According to the state dashboard, Alachua County has 320 COVID-19-positive cases, an increase of 8 from yesterday on a record 636 test results. That’s a positive test rate of 1.26%.

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 hasn’t updated yet today. Here is yesterday’s chart:

Available bed capacity in Alachua County is 29.4%. With “elective” procedures beginning again, the capacity is expected to decrease.

The state has 40,982 cases (an increase of 386 from yesterday) and 1,735 deaths (an increase of only 14 from yesterday).

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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), and yesterday’s positive rate was only 2.09%.

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 0.78% of the state’s cases.

9,080 test results have come back so far in Alachua County (up 636 from yesterday; the previous high count of tests was 417), and 8,753 tests have come back negative, so 96% of the tests so far have been negative. Only 3.5% of the local tests have come back positive so far, and 1.26% of yesterday’s tests came back positive.

Here is the chart of positive cases in Alachua County from the state’s county report. They exclude some tests, so their percentages don’t match the numbers above. At that link, you can also find graphs for emergency department visits since February.

According to the daily report, there are 253 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. 1 case is 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. Keep in mind that this line could start moving up if we continue to test high numbers of people, but the important number is the percentage of positive test results.

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 still isn’t working. These are Saturday’s numbers.

32044: 0 cases

32601: 54 cases

32603: <5 cases

32605: 26 cases

32606: 11 cases

32607: 27 cases

32608: 51 cases

32609: 26 cases

32610: <5 cases

32611: 0 cases

32615: 17 cases

32618: <5 cases

32622: 0 cases

32631: 0 cases

32640: 7 cases

32641: 18 cases

32643: 5 cases

32653: 13 cases

32666: 0 cases

32667: <5 cases

32669: 14 cases

32694: <5 cases