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4 more local COVID-19 deaths as tri-county area surpasses 19,000 cases of virus

Four more local residents have succumbed to the deadly COVID-19 virus as the tri-county area topped 19,000 cases Tuesday.

One of the latest fatalities was from Lake County and the other three were Marion County residents. They were described Tuesday by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 96-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Sept. 4;
  • 86-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Aug. 8;
  • 93-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Aug. 12; and
  • 73-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Sept. 7.

Marion County is now reporting 9,491 cases – an increase of 38 from Monday to Tuesday – among 3,813 men, 5,615 women, 17 non-residents and 46 people listed as unknown. A total of 970 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,220 in correctional facilities. There have been 261 deaths and 917 people treated in area hospitals.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 7,406 cases – an increase of 25 in a 24-hour period. Other cases have been identified in Summerfield (369), Belleview (352), Dunnellon (313), Citra (179), Silver Springs (135), Ocklawaha (112), Reddick (75), Anthony (61), Weirsdale (55), Fort McCoy (44), Flemington (33), Orange Lake (11), Sparr (8), McIntosh (7), Candler (7), Salt Springs (7), Lowell (5), The Villages (5), East Lake (3), Morriston (3), Orange Springs (2) and Fairfield (2). A total of 1,417 cases have been reported among inmates (1,318) 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: 19,010 – increase of 80
  • Men: 8,323
  • Women: 10,427
  • Non-residents: 78
  • People listed as unknown: 182
  • Deaths: 498
  • Hospitalizations: 1,699

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 7,339 – increase of 26
  • Men: 3,378
  • Women: 3,786
  • Non-residents: 52
  • People listed as unknown: 123
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 583
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 260
  • Deaths: 172
  • Hospitalizations: 536
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (1,837), Leesburg (1,206), Tavares (734), Eustis (580) and Mount Dora (576).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,180 – increase of 16
  • Men: 1,132
  • Women: 1,026
  • Non-residents: 9
  • People listed as unknown: 18
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 197
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 477
  • Deaths: 65
  • Hospitalizations: 246
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (572), Wildwood (403), Coleman (388), Bushnell (291, 138 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 35 staff members) and Oxford (128). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 307 cases among 202 inmates and 105 staff members.

All told, Florida is reporting 687,909 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 2,470 from Monday to Tuesday. Of those, 679,776 are residents. A total of 45,570 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 22,325 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 13,579 deaths and 42,771 people have been hospitalized.

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