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May 3 update: 11 new cases in Alachua County

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

According to the state dashboard, Alachua County now has 286 COVID-19-positive cases, up from 275 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.

No new hospitalizations were reported in Alachua County; that number has been flat for three days now.

The website showing current numbers of long-term care cases in Alachua County hasn’t been updated since April 30, but 5 of the new cases are in people over 65.

Available bed capacity in Alachua County is 32.95%.

The state has 36,078 cases (an increase of 615 from yesterday) and 1,379 deaths (an increase of only 15 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):

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.

7,349 people have been tested so far in Alachua County (up 175 from yesterday), and 7,056 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 6.3% 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. As you can see, the percentage of positive tests bounces around:

According to the daily report, there are 227 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.

Cases by zip code

32044: 0 cases

32601: 52 cases

32603: <5 cases

32605: 26 cases

32606: 11 cases

32607: 27 cases

32608: 50 cases

32609: 25 cases

32610: <5 cases

32611: 0 cases

32615: 12 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

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