BY JENNIFER CABRERA
According to the state dashboard, Alachua County reported an increase of 70 positive COVID-19 tests, with an official test positivity rate of 4.71%. No new deaths were reported.
Of the people whose positive tests came back yesterday, 11 were 65 or older, and 27 (44%) were college-aged.
A total of 74 deaths have been reported in the county, 33 of which were in long-term care.
The overall number of people (from all counties) hospitalized here for COVID-19 increased from 51 to 60.
State COVID-19 hospitalizations increased to 2,261 today.
The state reported 3,377 new positive tests (official positivity rate of 5.94%) and a net increase of 20 deaths, 6 of which were from long-term care facilities.
Changes in the number of deaths were reported on 16 different dates, going back to August 5.
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 5.94%.
In Alachua County, the official positivity rate was 4.71%.
This chart shows the number of negative tests reported in Alachua County by day:
The 7-day moving average of new cases is at 88.7 through yesterday’s cases. Here is the 7-day average of new cases for the past 14 days: