October 21 update: 41 new positive tests, no deaths
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County reported an increase of 41 positive COVID-19 tests, with an official test positivity rate of 6.44%. No new deaths were reported.
Of the people whose positive tests came back yesterday, zero were 65 or older, and 15 (58%) were college-aged.
A total of 74 deaths have been reported in the county, 33 of which were in long-term care. Paul Myers told the county commission last 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 decreased from 57 to 50.
State COVID-19 hospitalizations increased to 2,119 today.
The state reported 2,145 new positive tests (official positivity rate of 6.74%) and a net increase of 105 deaths, 59 of which were from long-term care facilities.
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 6.17%.
In Alachua County, the official positivity rate was 6.44%.
This chart shows the number of negative tests reported in Alachua County by day:
The data we use for calculating deaths by date and cases per day was not posted by the state today.