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Only four of 28 tri-county residents with Coronavirus live in Marion County

Twenty-eight tri-county residents have tested positive for the Coronavirus, with four of those living in Marion County.

Fourteen cases have been reported in Lake County, where four people also are hospitalized. Eight of the patients are men and six are women, including a resident of the Lady Lake Mobile Home Park. The age range is 21 to 80, with an average age of 58. Seven cases are travel-related, five are not and two remain unknown when it comes to recent travel.

Ten Sumter County residents have tested positive for the Coronavirus, with four of those being hospitalized. The ages of the patients – two women and eight men, including 67-year-old Villager Tony Perry – are 66 to 78, with the average age of 71. Six of the cases are travel related, while two are not and two are unknown.

The Marion County patients include three women and one man, with no hospitalizations. They range in age from 40 to 68, with an average age of 54. Three of the cases have been identified as travel related and the fourth one is unknown.

All told, 1, 412 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Florida, which includes 1,330 Sunshine State residents and 82 non-residents. Eighteen Floridians have died from the illness and 1,249 are being monitored.

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Crime

Two Levy County men nabbed after targeting elderly victims in robberies

Two Levy County men were jailed Wednesday after being accused of committing strong-armed robberies on elderly victims.

Often-arrested Belleview man jailed after fighting with two women

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Ocala woman threatens victim while being taken to jail

An Ocala woman accused of domestic battery said the alleged victim had better be gone when she gets out of jail and threatened to bash his head in.

Ocala man jailed after gal pal and man friend report being attacked

An Ocala man found himself behind bars recently after being accused of punching a gal pal and then biting a man friend.

Business

Downtown Ocala businesses reopen, many with refurbished digs

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The Fiery Chef serving up ‘Ready to Eat Meals’ at new east Ocala location

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Headlines

Two Levy County men nabbed after targeting elderly victims in robberies

Two Levy County men were jailed Wednesday after being accused of committing strong-armed robberies on elderly victims.

Often-arrested Belleview man jailed after fighting with two women

A Belleview man who has been in and out of the Marion County Jail more than a dozen times was arrested after a fight with two women who were trying to stop him from spanking a child.

Ocala woman threatens victim while being taken to jail

An Ocala woman accused of domestic battery said the alleged victim had better be gone when she gets out of jail and threatened to bash his head in.

Another inmate at Bushnell prison tests positive for COVID-19 virus

Another inmate at the Sumter Correctional Institution has tested positive for the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases at the Bushnell facility to 121.

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