May 8 update: 6 new cases in Alachua County


According to the state dashboard, Alachua County has 306 COVID-19-positive cases, an increase of 6 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 number of hospitalizations continues to increase and is now at 57.

The website with current numbers of long-term care cases in Alachua County shows 65 cases in these facilities, 2 more than yesterday (the top line of numbers is a total for the state). Both of the new cases are at Parklands Care Center. The site says, “The data is not cumulative but reflects the information available for current residents and staff with cases as of yesterday’s date.”

Available bed capacity in Alachua County is 22.04%. With “elective” procedures beginning again, the capacity is expected to decrease.

The state has 39,199 cases (an increase of 371 from yesterday) and 1,669 deaths (an increase of 69 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 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.

8,002 test results have come back so far in Alachua County (up 144 from yesterday), and 7,688 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 4.2% of yesterday’s tests came back positive. The state published this chart for Alachua County:

According to the daily report, there are 240 cases in Gainesville, 14 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. 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 4.9. Here is the 7-day average of new cases for the past 14 days, with a trendline:

Cases by zip code

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