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5 more local COVID-19 deaths but only 40 new cases in tri-county area

Five more local residents have died from COVID-19 but reports of new cases in the tri-county area slowed considerably on Monday.

All five of the fatalities lived in Marion County. They were described Monday by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 97-year-old woman who tested positive Aug. 27;
  • 72-year-old man who tested positive Sept. 2;
  • 93-year-old man who tested positive Sept. 5;
  • 86-year-old woman who tested positive Sept. 9; and
  • 78-year-old man who tested positive Spt. 13.

Marion County is now reporting 9,165 cases – an increase of 19 from Sunday to Monday – among 3,648 men, 5,444 women, 17 non-residents and 56 people listed as unknown. A total of 918 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,209 in correctional facilities. There have been 248 deaths and 872 people treated in area hospitals.

Ocala is reporting 7,178 cases – an increase of 13 in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Summerfield (356), Belleview (336), Dunnellon (303), Citra (173), Silver Springs (134), Ocklawaha (102), Reddick (73), Anthony (57), Weirsdale (52), Fort McCoy (41), Flemington (33), Orange Lake (11), Sparr (7), McIntosh (7), Candler (6), Lowell (5), The Villages (5), Salt Springs (5), Fairfield (3), East Lake (3), Morriston (3) and Orange Springs (2). A total of 1,416 cases have been reported among inmates (1,317) and staff members (99) at Lowell Correctional Institution and Marion Correctional Institution.

Below is a breakdown of other COVID-19 activity in the local area:

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 18,335 – increase of 40
  • Men: 8,018
  • Women: 10,040
  • Non-residents: 73
  • People listed as unknown: 204
  • Deaths: 455
  • Hospitalizations: 1,609

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 7,063 – increase of 17
  • Men: 3,265
  • Women: 3,616
  • Non-residents: 47
  • People listed as unknown: 135
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 513
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 165
  • Deaths: 147
  • Hospitalizations: 503
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (1,762), Leesburg (1,164), Tavares (723), Eustis (557) and Mount Dora (549).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,107 – increase of 4
  • Men: 1,105
  • Women: 980
  • Non-residents: 9
  • People listed as unknown: 13
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 193
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 467
  • Deaths: 60
  • Hospitalizations: 234
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (545), Wildwood (397), Coleman (377), Bushnell (282, 137 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 34 staff members) and Oxford. The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 323 cases among 220 inmates and 103 staff members.

All told, Florida is reporting 665,730 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 1,736 from Sunday to Monday. Of those, 658,203 are residents. A total of 43,612 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 21,639 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 12,800 deaths and 41,374 people have been hospitalized across the Sunshine State.

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