COVID-19 cases in Alachua County dropped in the last week — continuing the downward trend that began at the end of January. As the surge settles, UF Health Shands Hospital CEO Ed Jimenez ended his weekly updates to the press, including The Alligator, on Monday.
Santa Fe College reported 54 positive COVID-19 cases from students and employees from Feb 8. to Monday. Five employees and 49 students tested positive for the virus.
Santa Fe reported 99 COVID-19 cases from students and employees from Jan. 31 to Monday. Five employees and 94 students tested positive for the virus.
Adult hospitalizations fell from 314 to 276 on Monday, according to the county dashboard. There were 50 adults in the Intensive Care Unit Monday compared to 96 on Jan. 31. There are 15 patients on ventilators as of Monday. About 90% of patients on ventilators are unvaccinated, according to the county’s Facebook page.
UF will no longer provide isolation dorms for students who live on campus for a “proper quarantine or isolation length,” according to UF Health’s Screen Test & Protect. No further information on how long these periods last is available.
Santa Fe College reported 195 positive COVID-19 cases from students and employees from Jan. 11 to Monday.
Students who have to quarantine and miss class will be treated as being absent for any other sickness, according to an Aug. 18 campus brief.
UF discontinued it’s dashboard on Dec. 31, pushing the university’s COVID-19 data to the Florida Department of Health. But FDOH couldn’t provide the numbers within five days.
Santa Fe College reported 163 positive COVID-19 cases from students and employees from Jan. 3 to Monday. This is the first week the college has tracked cases since the return of students, staff and faculty from winter break, according to Santa Fe’s communication manager Jay Anderson.
The UF Health STP program was part of the initial emergency response to COVID-19, UF Health spokesperson Ken Garcia wrote in an email. The transition of services to existing local and state health infrastructure is the next phase in UF’s response.
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On Dec. 22, the seven day average was 68 after staying below 15 most of November, according to the UF Health Screen, Test & Protect testing dashboard. UF has 845 students, staff and affiliates currently in quarantine as of Friday.
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UF’s number of reported cases fell, with 23 cases from Nov. 14 to Sunday — down from 29 the previous week. The seven-day average fell below four Nov. 16 for the first time this month.
The program helps expose participants to healthcare professions. Its virtual format on Zoom makes shadowing more accessible for underprivileged students and parents providing for their families while fulfilling academic obligations.
There were a total of 177 new cases in Alachua County this week — 71 more than the prior week. From the week of Aug. 27 to last week, new cases per week fell by about 93%
For the first time since Oct. 15, UF cases rose above 30, with at least 43 cases reported from Oct. 30 to Friday. The seven-day average rose above 4 on Nov. 1 for the first time since Oct. 16. The seven-day average was 6 as of Saturday.
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