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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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