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October 11 update: 114 new positive tests over 2 days, no deaths

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

According to the state dashboard, Alachua County reported an increase of 114 positive COVID-19 tests over the past 2 days, with an official test positivity rate of 4.01%. No new deaths were reported.

Of the people whose positive tests came back yesterday, 10 were 65 or older, and 46 (59%) were college-aged.

A total of 68 deaths have been reported in the county, 30 of which were in long-term care. Paul Myers told the county commission on Tuesday that they’ve determined two of our deaths were non-Florida residents, so they will be removed from the total, but that hasn’t happened yet.

The overall number of people (from all counties) hospitalized here for COVID-19 increased from 47 to 54.

State COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased slightly to 2,122 today.

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The state has 5,570 new cases over the past 2 days and a net increase of 178 deaths over the past 2 days, 69 of which were from long-term care facilities.

Changes in the number of deaths were reported on a record 76 different dates, going back to April 7. Changes by month: July (+14); August (+51); September (+75); October (+38). 30 were from Miami-Dade County.

The peaks are on July 30 (231) and August 4 (235), and the 7-day moving average peak is August 5 (223).

The 7-day average plateau between July 25 and August 7 has been stable since I started reporting the peaks on August 27.

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 average positive rate for the past 2 days was 4.24%.

In Alachua County, the official positivity rate over the past 2 days was 4.01%.

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

The 7-day moving average of new cases is at 52.9 through yesterday’s cases. Here is the 7-day average of new cases for the past 14 days: