BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County reported an increase of 86 positive COVID-19 tests, with an official test positivity rate of 6.69%. One new death was reported.
The new death is a 72-year-old male who visited an emergency room but was not hospitalized and tested positive on 11/8. He was not in long-term care.
Of the people whose positive tests came back yesterday, 13 were 65 or older, and 26 (35%) were college-aged.
A total of 83 deaths have been reported in the county, 34 of which were in long-term care.
The overall number of people (from all counties) hospitalized here for COVID-19 increased from 71 to 73.
State COVID-19 hospitalizations increased to 3,034 today.
The state reported 4,353 new positive tests (official positivity rate of 8.34%) and a net increase of 69 deaths, 22 of which were from long-term care facilities.
Changes in the number of deaths were reported on 27 different dates, going back to October 10. Changes by month: October (+30-1), November (+40)
The peaks are on July 30 (235) and August 4 (237), and the 7-day moving average peak is August 5 (225).
The 7-day average plateau between July 25 and August 7 has been stable since I started reporting the peaks on August 27.
Here is the full chart for context:
The state also publishes a chart of the percentage of new tests that are positive by day (this chart is for the whole state), and the official positive rate yesterday was 8.34%.
In Alachua County, the official positivity rate was 6.69%.
This chart shows the number of negative tests reported in Alachua County by day:
The 7-day moving average of new cases is at 71.7 through yesterday’s cases. Here is the 7-day average of new cases for the past 14 days: