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November 15 update: 89 new positive tests, 2 deaths

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

According to the state dashboard, Alachua County reported an increase of 89 positive COVID-19 tests, with an official test positivity rate of 4.43%. Two new deaths were reported.

The new deaths :

  • 73-year-old male who was hospitalized but didn’t visit an emergency room and tested positive on September 30
  • 95-year-old male who was hospitalized but has “UNKNOWN” for emergency room and tested positive on September 15.

Neither was in long-term care.

Of the people whose positive tests came back yesterday, 14 were 65 or older.

A total of 87 deaths have been reported in the county, 34 of which were in long-term care.

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The overall number of people (from all counties) hospitalized here for COVID-19 increased from 70 to 72.

State COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased slightly to 3,118 today.

The state reported 10,105 new positive tests on a very high testing day (official positivity rate of 7.57%) and a net increase of 29 deaths, 9 of which were from long-term care facilities.

Changes in the number of deaths were reported on 22 different dates, going back to August 15. Changes by month: August (-1), September (-1), October (+17-1), November (+15)

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 7.57%.

In Alachua County, the official positivity rate was 4.43%.

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

The 7-day moving average of new cases is at 86.4 through yesterday’s cases. Here is the 7-day average of new cases for the past 14 days:

  • I tested negative to both Covid infection and antibodies. Haven’t had it, don’t have it. Where that goes….nobody knows. Jen and Len have proved this point.

  • 73-year-old male who was hospitalized but didn’t visit an emergency room and tested positive on September 30
    95-year-old male who was hospitalized but has “UNKNOWN” for emergency room and tested positive on September 15
    They tested Positive two months ago, so Covid wasn’t the cause of their death. They would have died sooner with an active infection, right?
    Why are these called Covid deaths, when they obviously aren’t?

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