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.
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: