Florida reports 4,115 new COVID-19 cases; downward trend continues

The Florida Department of Health reported 4,115 new cases to the Florida COVID-19 Dashboard, bringing the total positive test count to 584,047 cases as of the August 18th report. 

The FDOH also reported 27,352 new tests from Monday. The positivity rate was 7.08% of the total of tests that had not tested before, according to the report. Since July 16th, the positivity rate has stayed below 15%.

9,932 people have died from the virus in Florida, an increase of 174.

When the FDOH reports a death in the daily update, the number encompasses several days, with actual days of death occurring weeks prior in some cases.

605 new hospitalizations were reported Tuesday, bringing the total to 34,695 people in Florida that have been hospitalized at some point during the coronavirus pandemic.

Across Florida, 5,351 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as their primary diagnosis as of 11 am.

Here are the local figures for total positive tests:

Alachua County is at 4,759 – up 46 from yesterday.
Bradford County is at 589 – up 8 from yesterday.
Columbia County is at 3,095 – up 24 from yesterday.
Dixie County is at 621 – up 12 from yesterday.
Gilchrist County is at 420 – up 4 from yesterday.
Levy County is at 803 – up 9 from yesterday.
 
In Alachua County towns:

Alachua/LaCrosse/Worthington Springs 280 – up 2 from yesterday.
Archer 84 – up 2 from yesterday.
Hawthorne 83 – no change from yesterday.
High Springs 105 – no change from yesterday.
Micanopy 39 – up 1 from yesterday.
Newberry 220  – up 1 from yesterday.
Waldo 19 –  no change from yesterday.
      
Gainesville Zip Codes

32615: 280  – up 2 from yesterday.
32611: 14 – no change from yesterday.
32610: 19  – no change from yesterday.
32609: 519  – up 3 from yesterday.
32608: 764  – up 9 from yesterday.
32607: 611 – up 5 from yesterday.
32606: 340  – up 2 from yesterday.
32605: 347 – up 2 from yesterday.
32603: 107
32601: 386 – no change from yesterday.
32641: 410  – up 6 from yesterday.
32653: 171 – up 2 from yesterday.

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