BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County reported an increase of 138 positive COVID-19 tests, with an official test positivity rate of 3.57%. Four new deaths were reported.
Here are the new deaths:
- 93-year-old female with “unknown” in the emergency room and hospitalization fields, tested positive on 10/19
- 86-year-old female who didn’t visit an emergency room or hospital, tested positive on 10/10
- 86-year-old female with “unknown” in the emergency room and hospitalization fields, tested positive on 9/9
- 49-year-old female who didn’t visit an emergency room but was hospitalized, tested positive 8/11
Of the people whose positive tests came back yesterday, 11 were 65 or older, and 73 (56%) were college-aged.
A total of 82 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 69 to 71.
State COVID-19 hospitalizations increased to 2,902 today.
The state reported 3,924 new positive tests (official positivity rate of 8.07%) and a net increase of 58 deaths, 20 of which were from long-term care facilities.
Changes in the number of deaths were reported on 44 different dates, going back to July 22. Changes by month: July (+3), August (+18), September (+21), October (+13), November (+3)
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 8.07%.
In Alachua County, the official positivity rate was 3.57%.
This chart shows the number of negative tests reported in Alachua County by day:
The 7-day moving average of new cases is at 70.1 through yesterday’s cases. Here is the 7-day average of new cases for the past 14 days: