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33 new COVID-19 cases in Ocala as virus continues to erupt across Florida

New COVID-19 cases exploded across Ocala, Summerfield and the rest of Marion County on Wednesday as Florida reported more than 5,500 new patients – the biggest increase since June 3 when Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his Phase Two reopening plan for the state.

Overall, Marion County jumped to 467 cases, an increase of 43 in 24 hours. Those are comprised of 201 men, 261 women and five non-residents. There have been 10 deaths and 57 people have been seen in area hospitals.

A total of 33 new patients were reported in Ocala, where 66 percent of the cases in Marion County have been identified. Those new Ocala patients include:

  • 19-year-old female;
  • 49-year-old male;
  • 53-year-old female;
  • 24-year-old female;
  • 39-year-old male;
  • 17-year-old female;
  • 29-year-old female;
  • 29-year-old female;
  • 33-year-old male;
  • 20-year-old female;
  • 35-year-old male;
  • 27-year-old female;
  • 75-year-old female;
  • 24-year-old female;
  • 31-year-old female;
  • 27-year-old male;
  • 33-year-old male;
  • 12-year-old female;
  • 51-year-old female;
  • 24-year-old female;
  • 50-year-old female;
  • 20-year-old female;
  • 25-year-old female;
  • 21-year-old male;
  • 31-year-old female;
  • 73-year-old female;
  • 28-year-old male;
  • 22-year-old female;
  • 48-year-old female;
  • 30-year-old female;
  • 41-year-old female;
  • 21-year-old female; and
  • 46-year-old female.

Other new Marion County patients were identified as:

  • 32-year-old female from Summerfield;
  • 35-year-old female from Summerfield;
  • 73-year-old male from Summerfield;
  • 37-year-old male from Summerfield;
  • 56-year-old male from Weirsdale;
  • 37-year-old male from Fort McCoy;
  • 38-year-old female from Anthony;
  • 33-year-old female from Belleview;
  • 49-year-old male from Dunnellon; and
  • 26-year-old male from Weirsdale.

Besides the 306 cases in Ocala, the totals in other communities include Summerfield (49), Belleview (26), Dunnellon (26), Citra (12), Ocklawaha (7), Silver Springs (7), Anthony (5), Reddick (3), Weirsdale (4), Fort McCoy (2) and The Villages (2).

All told, the tri-county area is reporting 1,604 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 95 from Tuesday to Wednesday – among 851 men, 729 women and 24 non-residents. There have been 48 deaths and 208 people have been hospitalized.

Sumter County increased by nine cases to 299 on Wednesday. Those are divided among 206 men, 91 women and two non-residents. There have been 17 deaths and 47 people have required some form of hospital care.

Of the Sumter County cases, 123 have been reported in Bushnell, with 120 of those being at the Sumter Correctional Institution). Other cases have been reported in The Villages (85), Lake Panasoffkee (22), Oxford (21), Webster (12), Wildwood (11), Lady Lake portion of the county (7), Coleman (7), Sumterville (5) and Center Hill (2). The federal prison in Coleman also has identified seven cases among six staff members and one inmate.

Lake County is now reporting 838 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 43 in a 24-hour period – among 444 men, 377 women and 17 non-residents. There have been 21 deaths and 104 people have been hospitalized.

Clermont continues to lead the way in Lake County with 223 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 61 in a 24-hour period. Other cases have been reported in Tavares (163, 119 of which are at the Lake County Jail), Leesburg (109), Eustis (87), Mount Dora (45), Groveland (35), Lady Lake (26), Sorrento (20), Minneola (18), Umatilla (16), Mascotte (15), The Villages (10), Montverde (10), Fruitland Park (9), Howey-in-the-Hills (6), Okahumpka (3), Astor (3), Altoona (2), Yalaha (2), Paisley (2), Grand Island (2) and Astatula (2).

All told, Florida is reporting 109,014 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 5,511 in a 24-hour period. Of those, 106,743 are residents. There have been 3,281 deaths and 13,574 people have been hospitalized across the Sunshine State. Those numbers show 43 more deaths since Tuesday and an additional 249 people being treated in hospitals.

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