May 12 update: 4 new cases in Alachua County


According to the state dashboard, Alachua County has 324 COVID-19-positive cases, an increase of 4 from yesterday out of 410 test results. That’s a positive test rate of 0.98%.

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 80 cases in these facilities, up 9 from 2 days ago (the top line of numbers is a total for the state).

Available bed capacity in Alachua County is 23.49%. With “elective” procedures beginning again, the capacity is expected to decrease.

The state has 41,923 cases (an increase of 941 from yesterday out of 23,912 test results) and 1,779 deaths (an increase of 44 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), and yesterday’s positive rate was 2.89%.

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.

9,490 test results have come back so far in Alachua County (up 410 from yesterday), and 9,159 tests have come back negative, so 96.5% of the tests so far have been negative. Only 3.4% of the local tests have come back positive so far, and 0.98% 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.

According to the daily report, there are 257 cases in Gainesville, 14 in Alachua, 12 in Newberry, 8 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 4.4. 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 still in Spanish.

32044: 0 cases

32601: 58 cases

32603: <5 cases

32605: 28 cases

32606: 13 cases

32607: 33 cases

32608: 52 cases

32609: 30 cases

32610: <5 cases

32611: 0 cases

32615: 14 cases

32618: <5 cases

32622: 0 cases

32631: 0 cases

32640: 8 cases

32641: 24 cases

32643: 5 cases

32653: 14 cases

32666: 0 cases

32667: <5 cases

32669: 15 cases

32694: <5 cases