November 5 update: 83 new positive tests, no deaths


According to the state dashboard, Alachua County reported an increase of 83 positive COVID-19 tests, with an official test positivity rate of 4.58%. No new deaths were reported.

Of the people whose positive tests came back yesterday, 4 were 65 or older, and 37 (50%) were college-aged.

A total of 78 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 58 to 60.

State COVID-19 hospitalizations increased to 2,523 today.

The state reported 6,257 new positive tests (official positivity rate of 6.20%) and a net increase of 39 deaths, 8 of which were from long-term care facilities.

The reported deaths over the past 2 days (32 and 39) are the lowest two consecutive weekday reports since June 17-18.

Changes in the number of deaths were reported on 22 different dates, going back to October 5. Changes by month: October (+27-2), November (+14)

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 6.20%.

In Alachua County, the official positivity rate was 4.58%.

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

The 7-day moving average of new cases is at 86.9 through yesterday’s cases. Here is the 7-day average of new cases for the past 14 days: