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Five Marion County residents among latest local COVID-19 deaths

Five Marion County residents and four Lake County residents are among the latest local fatalities of the COVID-19 virus.

The Marion County residents were identified Friday by Department of Health in Marion County as:

  • 79-year-old male from Belleview;
  • 58-year-old female from Ocala;
  • 69-year-old male from Ocala;
  • 72-year-old male from Ocala; and
  • 77-year-old male from Ocala.

Two of the Lake County fatalities were described by the Florida Department of Health as an 83-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman. Information about the other two victims wasn’t available.

All told, the tri-county area is reporting 13,955 cases – an increase of 233 from Thursday to Friday – among 6,037 men, 7,698 women, 56 non-residents and 164 people listed as unknown. There have been 234 deaths and 1,062 people hospitalized.

Marion County continues to pace the tri-county area with 7,030 cases – an increase of 109 overnight – among 2,764 men, 4,203 women, 14 non-residents and 49 people listed as unknown. There have been 111 deaths and 559 people treated in area hospitals.

The vast majority of Marion County’s cases – 5,585 – have been reported in Ocala, which saw an overnight increase of 83. Others have been identified in Summerfield (278), Belleview (244), Dunnellon (219), Citra (142), Silver Springs (81), Ocklawaha (71), Reddick (66), Anthony (40), Weirsdale (38), Fort McCoy (20), Flemington (15), Orange Lake (8), Sparr (5), Lowell (4), Candler (3), East Lake (3), The Villages (3), Fairfield (2), McIntosh (2), Orange Springs (2), Morriston (1), Salt Springs (1) and Williston (1). A total of 1,359 cases have been reported among inmates (1,281) and staff members (78) at Lowell Correctional Institution and Marion Correctional Institution.

Lake County has 5,489 cases – an increase of 98 in 24 hours. Those are comprised of 2,557 men, 2,788 women, 34 non-residents and 110 people listed as unknown. There have been 79 deaths and 316 people hospitalized.

Clermont continues to lead Lake County with 1,419 cases – an increase of 25 overnight. Others have been identified in Leesburg (816), Tavares (646), Eustis (460), Mount Dora (399), Groveland (383), Lady Lake (199), Mascotte (186), Minneola (153), Sorrento (133), Umatilla (112), Fruitland Park (108), Montverde (83), Grand Island (57), Astatula (40), Howey-in-the-Hills (36), Yalaha (25), The Villages (25), Astor (24), Paisley (23), Altoona (21), Okahumpka (15), Ferndale (5) and Mount Plymouth (3).

Sumter County is now reporting 1,436 cases – an increase of 28 in a 24-hour period – among 716 men, 707 women eight non-residents and five people listed as unknown. There have been 44 deaths and 187 people requiring some form of hospital care.

The Villages continues to lead Sumter County with 437 cases, followed by Bushnell with 244 – 131 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 28 staff members. Others have been identified in Wildwood (234), Coleman (140), Oxford (86), Webster (72), Lake Panasoffkee (68), Center Hill (38), Sumterville (29) and the Lady Lake portion of the county (28). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 340 cases among 244 inmates and 96 staff members.

All told, Florida is reporting 563,285 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 6,148 from Thursday to Friday. Of those, 557,337 are residents. There have been 9,276 deaths and 33,155 people have been hospitalized across the Sunshine State. Those numbers show 230 more deaths since Thursday and an additional 618 people requiring hospital care.

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