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November 20 update: 63 new positive tests, one death

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

According to the state dashboard, Alachua County reported an increase of 63 positive COVID-19 tests with an official test positivity rate of 2.64%. One new death was reported.

The new death is an 86-year-old male who tested positive on November 14 and has “UNKNOWN” in both the emergency room and hospitalized fields. He was not in long-term care.

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Of the people whose positive tests came back yesterday, 9 were 65 or older (this is the important number to track because those are the people who are more likely to have bad outcomes).

A total of 92 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 88 to 91.

State COVID-19 hospitalizations increased to 3,439 today.

The state reported 9,085 new positive tests (official positivity rate of 7.64%) and a net increase of 79 deaths, 27 of which were from long-term care facilities.

Changes in the number of deaths were reported on 23 different dates, going back to August 14. Changes by month: August (+1), September (+2), October (+3), November (+73)

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 7.58%.

In Alachua County, the official positivity rate was 2.64%.

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

The 7-day moving average of new cases is at 78.4 through yesterday’s cases. Here is the 7-day average of new cases for the past 14 days: