COVID-19 cases begin to increase in Florida

COVID-19 Florida
COVID-19 Florida

A record daily number of 80,000-plus COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States on Friday, Oct. 23rd bringing the total cases in the U.S. to 8.5 million and cases on the rise in 37 states.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, said that as the weather gets cooler and people start gathering indoors more, there will be an uptick in cases. Fauci continues to urge residents to mitigate the spread of the virus by social distancing, wearing face masks and washing hands frequently.
As of Oct. 24th here's a look at COVID-19 cases in Florida with 48,127 deaths and 16,417 hospitalizations according to the Florida COVID-19 Dashboard.
Florida state is reporting 776,251 cases with daily cases increasing from Oct 10th (1,564 cases) to Oct. 24th (4,433 cases). To review the state DASHBOARD, go here.
According to the Alachua County COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard, the 14-day positivity rate average is 6.1 percent. The positivity rate reported in Alachua County on Oct. 24th is 4.84 percent.
To review the Alachua County DASHBOARD, go here.
Here are county figures for total positive tests:
Alachua County is at 9,989
Bradford County is at  1,219
Columbia County is at 4,200 
Dixie County is at  881
Gilchrist County is at  601
Levy County is at  1,118
In Alachua County towns:
Alachua/LaCrosse is at 436
Archer is at 141
Hawthorne is at 143
High Springs is at 200
Micanopy is at 62
Newberry is at 402
Waldo is at 43
Gainesville zip codes are as follows:
32615 is at 436
32611 is at 198
32610 is at 42
32609 is at 771
32608  is at 1,472
32607 is at 1,163
32606 is at 560
32605 is at 626
32603 is at 522
32601 is at 1,561
32653 is at 292
32641 is at 565
The cumulative Alachua Public Schools COVID-19 cases since Aug. 17th are students: 106 and staff 48.  Click here to follow school active cases and quarantine data.

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