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Another local resident dies of COVID-19 as tri-county area sees 358 new cases

Another local resident has died of COVID-19 as the tri-county area saw an increase of 358 cases in a 24-hour period.

The latest fatality was identified as an 88-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Saturday and hadn’t traveled recently. It’s unclear where she lived in Lake County, as that specific information wasn’t released by the Florida Department of Health.

Overall, the tri-county area is reporting 12,975 cases among 5,622 men, 7,156 women, 52 non-residents and 145 people listed as unknown. There have been 198 deaths and 941 people hospitalized.

Marion County continues to pace the tri-county area with 6,511 cases – an increase of 251 – among 2,540 men, 3,912 women, 14 non-residents and 45 people listed as unknown. There have been 89 deaths and 486 people treated in area hospitals.

The overwhelming majority of Marion County cases – 5,165 – have been reported in Ocala, which saw an increase of 224 in 24 hours. Others have been identified in Summerfield (263), Belleview (224), Dunnellon (194), Citra (134), Reddick (77), Silver Springs (76), Ocklawaha (66), Weirsdale (34), Anthony (34), Fort McCoy (18), Orange Lake (8), Lowell (5), Sparr (5), Candler (3), East Lake (3), The Villages (3), Morriston (2), Fairfield (2), Salt Springs (1), Williston (1) and McIntosh (1). A total of 1,313 cases have been reported among inmates (1,251) and staff members (62) at Lowell Correctional Institution and Marion Correctional Institution.

Lake County now has 5,161 cases – an increase of 88 in a 24-hour period. Those are comprised of 2,419 men, 2,616 women, 30 non-residents and 96 people listed as unknown. There have been 68 deaths and 279 people requiring some form of hospital care.

Clermont continues to lead Lake County with 1,350 cases – an increase of 28 overnight. Others have been reported in Leesburg (777), Tavares (612), Eustis (434), Groveland (368), Mount Dora (346), Lady Lake (187), Mascotte (176), Minneola (148), Sorrento (131), Fruitland Park (100), Umatilla (96), Montverde (80), Grand Island (51), Astatula (35), Howey-in-the-Hills (34), The Villages (25), Yalaha (25), Astor (24), Altoona (20), Paisley (18), Okahumpka (13), Ferndale (5) and Mount Plymouth (3).

Sumter County now has 1,303 cases – an increase of 19 from Saturday to Sunday – among 663 men, 628 women, eight non-residents and four people listed as unknown. There have been 41 deaths and 176 people treated in area hospitals.

The Villages continues to lead Sumter County with 428 cases, followed by Bushnell with 233. Of those, 130 are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 27 staff members. Others have been identified in Wildwood (213), Oxford (82), Coleman (69), Lake Panasoffkee (67), Webster (66), Center Hill (36), Lady Lake portion of the county (27) and Sumterville (27). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 368 cases among 278 inmates and 90 staff members.

All told, Florida is reporting 532,806 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 6,229 from Saturday to Sunday. Of those, 527,036 are residents. There have been 8,315 deaths and 30,505 people have been hospitalized across the Sunshine State. Those numbers show 77 more deaths since Saturday and an additional 254 people requiring hospital care.

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