14 new COVID-19 positive tests bring Alachua County to 35

​The Florida Department of Health reported 14 new COVID-19 cases in Alachua County at its 6pm briefing, bringing the total to 35 cases.

Six new positive tests of COVID-19 were reported in Alachua County on Saturday, bringing the total to 21 at that time.

The weekend tests more than double the amount of cases in Alachua County.

 “We are assuming that we have community transmission,” said Alachua County Communications Director Mark Sexton on Saturday. “At this point, whether it is travel-related or community transmitted is not pertinent as all cases are equally dangerous. Moving forward, we will just report case totals.” 

Those with questions or concerns about COVID-19, including testing, should call their doctor or the Alachua County Health Department’s call center at 352-334-8810. Operators are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (after hours call 352-334-7900). The County’s 311 Critical Information Line is also available to answer questions.

 
For current Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, visit the Alachua County Coronavirus website, the Alachua County Facebook page, call the Coronavirus Information Line at 866-779-6121, visit the Florida Department of Health website, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)​.
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