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13 Marion County residents among latest local victims of COVID-19 virus

Twelve people from Ocala and one from The Villages are among the latest local fatalities from the COVID-19 virus.

The Marion County victims were described Tuesday by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 60-year-old Ocala woman who tested positive July 8, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with someone else suffering from the virus;
  • 67-year-old Ocala man who tested positive July 10, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 91-year-old Ocala man who tested positive July 14, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 93-year-old Ocala woman who tested positive July 16, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 57-year-old Ocala woman who tested positive July 19, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 84-year-old Ocala man who tested positive July 22, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 71-year-old Ocala man who tested positive July 24, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 87-year-old Ocala woman who tested positive Aug. 1, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 91-year-old Ocala man who tested positive Aug. 2, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 89-year-old Ocala woman who tested positive Aug. 3, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 70-year-old Ocala man who tested positive Aug. 10 and hadn’t traveled recently; and
  • 84-year-old Ocala man who tested positive Aug. 10, hadn’t traveled recently nor being in contact with another patient; and
  • 79-year-old Villages man who tested positive July 31, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient.

The other victim was identified by the Florida Department of Health as a 76-year-old Sumter County man. He tested positive July 23, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient.

Overall, the tri-county area is reporting 13,241 cases – an increase of 184 from Monday to Tuesday – among 5,739 men, 7,292 women, 53 non-residents and 157 people listed as unknown. There have been 212 deaths and 960 people hospitalized.

Marion County continues to lead the local area with 6,668 cases – an increase of 95 in a 24-hour period – among 2,607 men, 3,994 women, 15 non-residents and 52 people listed as unknown. There have been 102 deaths and 500 people treated in area hospitals.

The overwhelming majority of Marion County cases – 5,288 – have been reported in Ocala, which saw an increase of 73 overnight. Others have been identified in Summerfield (267), Belleview (230), Dunnellon (200), Citra (137), Silver Springs (79), Reddick (78), Ocklawaha (69), Anthony (35), Weirsdale (35), Fort McCoy (18), Orange Lake (8), Lowell (5), Sparr (5), Candler (3), East Lake (3), The Villages (3), Morriston (2), Fairfield (2), McIntosh (2), Salt Springs (1), Orange Springs (1) and Williston (1). A total of 1,327 cases have been reported among inmates (1,261) and staff members (66) at Lowell Correctional Institution and Marion Correctional Institution.

Sumter County is reporting 1,344 cases – an increase of 37 in 24 hours. Those are comprised of 684 men, 649 women, eight non-residents and three people listed as unknown. There have been 42 deaths and 181 people hospitalized.

The Villages continues to pace Sumter County with 431 cases. Others have been identified in Bushnell (239, 131 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 28 staff members), Wildwood (228), Oxford (84), Coleman (75), Webster (71), Lake Panasoffkee (68), Center Hill (37), Sumterville (28) and Lady Lake portion of the county (27). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 326 cases among 233 inmates and 93 staff members.

Lake County now has 5,229 cases – an increase of 52 overnight – among 2,448 men, 2,649 women, 30 non-residents and 102 people listed as unknown. There have been 68 deaths and 279 people have required some type of hospital care.

Clermont continues to pace Lake County with 1,365 cases – an increase of 11 overnight. Others have been reported in Leesburg (787), Tavares (621), Eustis (441), Groveland (372), Mount Dora (354), Lady Lake (186), Mascotte (180), Minneola (148), Sorrento (131), Fruitland Park (103), Umatilla (98), Montverde (80), Grand Island (53), Astatula (37), Howey-in-the-Hills (35), Yalaha (25), The Villages (24), Astor (24), Altoona (20), Paisley (19), Okahumpka (14), Ferndale (5) and Mount Plymouth (3).

All told, Florida is reporting 542,792 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 5,831 from Monday to Tuesday. Of those, 536,981 are residents. There have been 8,685 deaths and 31,354 people have been hospitalized across the Sunshine State. Those numbers show 277 more deaths since Monday and an additional 569 people requiring hospital care.

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