November 12 update: 104 new positive tests, one death


According to the state dashboard, Alachua County reported an increase of 104 positive COVID-19 tests (one of which was from March 27, with 2 more “new” cases on June 21 and June 24), with an official test positivity rate of 5.26%. One new death was reported.

The new death was an 83-year-old female who tested positive on October 19 and has “UNKNOWN” in both the emergency room and hospitalization fields. She was not in long-term care.

Of the people whose positive tests came back yesterday, 13 were 65 or older, and 32 (34%) were college-aged.

A total of 84 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 decreased from 74 to 70.

State COVID-19 hospitalizations increased slightly to 3,058 today.

The state reported 5,605 new positive tests (official positivity rate of 7.35%) and a net increase of 72 deaths, 25 of which were from long-term care facilities.

Changes in the number of deaths were reported on 25 different dates, going back to October 12. Changes by month: October (+43), November (+29)

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 7.35%.

In Alachua County, the official positivity rate was 5.26%.

This chart shows the number of negative tests reported in Alachua County by day:

The 7-day moving average of new cases is at 79.3 through yesterday’s cases. Here is the 7-day average of new cases for the past 14 days: