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.

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 “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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