Santa Fe College reported four positive cases from students from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. No employees reported testing positive.
As of last week, 95% of Shands COVID-19 patients were unvaccinated. Despite high hospitalization numbers and experts reassuring people that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, some are still skeptical about getting the shot.
Cases at UF dropped at a steady rate for the seventh week in a row since the Sept. 3 spike in cases. The seven-day average of cases reported within the university is now below three cases a day.
There are 302 new positive cases in Alachua County this week, up 38 from the previous week. Since Aug. 27, the county had seen weekly cases drop from 1,520 to 264 last week — a decrease of more than 80%.
COVID-19 cases surged, and patients piled up at UF Health Shands Hospital throughout the pandemic. But tough circumstances haven't deterred students from pursuing their dreams.
There are 264 new positive cases in Alachua County this week, down 163 from the previous week. As of Oct. 8, there have been 38,858 total cases in the county. Cases in the county have been declining for six consecutive weeks.
There were 44 COVID-19 patients at Shands Tuesday, 16 of them in the ICU, UF Health spokesperson Ken Garcia wrote in an email. Additionally, there were 59 resolved patients, which are patients who are no longer positive but still in the hospital.
The total number of reported positive cases since March 2020 is 1,064, with 970 cases from students and 94 from employees, according to a report from Santa Fe’s director of human resources Lela Frye.
Total COVID-19 inpatients in the county fell by about 18% from Sept. 22 to Sept. 28. As of Tuesday, 40 inpatients are in the ICU and 26 are on a ventilator.
COVID-19 Update: FDA delays booster shot approval as UF Health Shands hospitalizations continue to decreaseBy J.P. Oprison | Sep. 22, 2021
Last week, Shands said it would follow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s potential rollout of booster shots if the administration voted to distribute them to everyone this week. But the FDA declined a proposal to distribute follow-up doses Friday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will consider follow-up vaccines in a meeting Sept. 17. For now, while full approval is not established, only those who are immunocompromised have access to the boosters at UF Health.
COVID-19 Update: UF cases spike in midst of in-person classes with nearly 150 reported positives over three daysBy Joseph Oprison | Sep. 8, 2021
UF Health Shands Hospital saw a decrease of hospitalizations after a month of over 200 patients. However, following effects of the Delta variant, patients are requiring longer and additional care at the hospital.
The college opened a total of 130 COVID-19 case investigations from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, including 110 student investigations and 20 employee investigations.
Alachua County and Broward County school board members who voted for their respective mask mandates will not be paid until further notice.
With the emergence of the Delta variant and students’ return to campus, four additional residences were added, resulting in 32 wastewater testing locations on campus.
COVID-19 Update: UF reports 145 total positive tests this week, Shands still accepting patients from struggling hospitalsBy Joseph Oprison | Sep. 1, 2021
After a week of record-breaking COVID-19 children hospitalizations followed by a slight decrease over the weekend, UF Health Shands Hospital expects to see a continued fluctuation of patients.
The total number of reported positive cases from students since March 2020 is now 839
Data shows Hispanic and Black vaccination rates lag behind those of white people in most states across the country.
About 90% of all patients hospitalized are unvaccinated.
Preceding the start of classes, UF reported 185 new cases from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17. The campus maintained a 6% seven-day positivity average rate as seen over the past month — an increase from its 1% weekly positivity rates reported early July.