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15 more local COVID-19 deaths as Marion County reports 52 new cases

Fifteen more local residents have succumbed to the COVID-19 virus as new cases continue to be reported throughout Marion County.

Five of the latest fatalities were from Marion County, nine were from Lake County and one lived in Sumter County. They were identified Tuesday by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 66-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Aug. 23;
  • 87-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Aug. 24;
  • 81-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Sept. 5;
  • 69-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Sept. 10;
  • 98-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Sept. 11;
  • 74-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Aug. 17;
  • 83-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Aug. 23;
  • 74-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Aug. 24;
  • 54-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Aug. 25;
  • 95-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Aug. 26;
  • 89-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Aug. 26;
  • 31-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Aug. 28;
  • 76-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Aug. 28;
  • 93-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Aug. 28; and
  • 77-year-old Sumter County man who tested positive Sept. 5.

Marion County is now reporting 9,217 cases – an increase of 52 from Monday to Tuesday – among 3,670 men, 5,467 women, 17 non-residents and 63 people listed as unknown. A total of 931 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,209 in correctional facilities. There have been 253 deaths and 511 people treated in area hospitals.

The overwhelming majority of Marion County cases – 7,213 – have been reported in Ocala, which saw an increase of 35 in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Summerfield (358), Belleview (338), Dunnellon (304), Citra (173), Silver Springs (134), Ocklawaha (107), Reddick (73), Anthony (58), Weirsdale (53), Fort McCoy (41), Flemington (33), Orange Lake (11), Sparr (7), McIntosh (7), Candler (7), 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 (1,318) and staff members (98) 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: 18,430 – increase of 95
  • Men: 8,061
  • Women: 10,091
  • Non-residents: 73
  • People listed as unknown: 205
  • Deaths: 470
  • Hospitalizations: 1,628

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 7,092 – increase of 29
  • Men: 3,278
  • Women: 3,638
  • Non-residents: 47
  • People listed as unknown: 129
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 518
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 168
  • Deaths: 156
  • Hospitalizations: 511
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (1,770), Leesburg (1,170), Tavares (724), Eustis (558) and Mount Dora (552). The Villages also is reporting 29 cases.

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,121 – increase of 14
  • Men: 1,113
  • Women: 986
  • Non-residents: 9
  • People listed as unknown: 13
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 196
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 470
  • Deaths: 61
  • Hospitalizations: 238
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (552), Wildwood (400), Coleman (380), Bushnell (283, 138 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 35 staff members) and Oxford (122). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 310 cases among 205 inmates and 105 staff members.

All told, Florida is reporting 668,846 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 3,116 from Monday to Tuesday. Of those, 660,946 are residents. A total of 43,985 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 21,760 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 12,946 deaths and 41,654 people have been hospitalized across the Sunshine State.

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