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November 13 update: 77 new positive tests, one death

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

According to the state dashboard, Alachua County reported an increase of 77 positive COVID-19 tests, with an official test positivity rate of 6.48%. One new death was reported.

The new death was a 92-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.

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Of the people whose positive tests came back yesterday, 21 were 65 or older, and 10 (13%) were college-aged. The over-65 total is high, and the long-term care report shows an outbreak (44 cases) at Park Meadows Health & Rehabilitation Center.

A total of 85 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 70 to 69.

State COVID-19 hospitalizations increased to 3,129 today.

The state reported 6,933 new positive tests (official positivity rate of 7.95%) and a net increase of 73 deaths, 22 of which were from long-term care facilities.

Changes in the number of deaths were reported on 24 different dates, going back to October 15. Changes by month: October (+26), November (+47)

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 7.95%.

In Alachua County, the official positivity rate was 6.48%.

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

The 7-day moving average of new cases is at 81.3 through yesterday’s cases. Here is the 7-day average of new cases for the past 14 days: