HomeHealthMay 2 update: 2 new cases in Alachua County
May 2 update: 2 new cases in Alachua County
May 2, 2020
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 275 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 273 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.
This chart shows the current numbers of long-term care cases in Alachua County as of April 30 (the top line of numbers shows totals for the state):
The state has 35,463 cases (an increase of 735 from yesterday) and 1,364 deaths (an increase of 50 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):
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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 0.78% of the state’s cases.
7,174 people have been tested so far in Alachua County (up 109 from yesterday), and 6,892 tests have come back negative, so 96% of the tests so far have been negative. Only 3.8% of the local tests have come back positive so far, and 1.8% of yesterday’s tests came back positive.
The county report shows the percentage of positive deaths by day for Alachua County, along with graphs for the number of emergency room visits by week for influenza-like illness and COVID-like illness:
According to the daily report, there are 216 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.