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7 more local residents succumb to COVID-19 as Florida tops 13,000 virus-related victims

Seven more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as Florida topped 13,000 deaths connected to the fast-spreading virus.

Four of the latest fatalities lived in Marion County, two lived in Lake County and one was a Sumter County resident. They were identified Wednesday by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 36-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive July 7;
  • 81-year-old Marion County man who tested positive July 14;
  • 87-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Aug. 20;
  • 74-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Aug. 28;
  • 79-year-old Lake County man who tested positive July 14;
  • 88-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Aug. 20; and
  • 70-year-old Sumter County man who tested positive Aug. 28.

Marion County is now reporting 9,235 cases – an increase of 18 from Tuesday to Wednesday – among 3,684 men, 5,478 women, 17 non-residents and 56 people listed as unknown. A total of 938 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,211 in correctional facilities. There have been 257 deaths and 890 people treated in area hospitals.

The vast majority of Marion County cases – 7,221 – have been reported in Ocala. Others have been identified in Summerfield (360), Belleview (339), Dunnellon (303), Citra (173), Silver Springs (134), Ocklawaha (107), Reddick (74), Anthony (59), Weirsdale (54), Fort McCoy (43), Flemington (33), Orange Lake (11), Sparr (7), McIntosh (7), Candler (7), Salt Springs (6), Lowell (5), The Villages (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: 18,501 – increase of 71
  • Men: 8,088
  • Women: 10,131
  • Non-residents: 77
  • People listed as unknown: 205
  • Deaths: 477
  • Hospitalizations: 1,643

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 7,137 – increase of 45
  • Men: 3,289
  • Women: 3,661
  • Non-residents: 51
  • People listed as unknown: 136
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 536
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 219
  • Deaths: 158
  • Hospitalizations: 515
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (1,780), Leesburg (1,175), Tavares (727), Eustis (559) and Mount Dora (553).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,129 – increase of 8
  • Men: 1,115
  • Women: 992
  • Non-residents: 9
  • People listed as unknown: 13
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 197
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 471
  • Deaths: 62
  • Hospitalizations: 238
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (556), Wildwood (400), Coleman (382), Bushnell (283, 138 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 35 staff members) and Oxford (123). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 310 cases among 205 inmates and 105 staff members.

All told, Florida is reporting 671,201 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 2,355 from Tuesday to Wednesday. Of those, 663,234 are residents. A total of 44,262 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 21,898 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 13,100 deaths and 41,851 people have been hospitalized across the Sunshine State.

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