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4 more local residents die of COVID-19 as new cases crop up in Marion County

Four more local residents have died of COVID-19 as new cases of the deadly virus continue to be identified across Ocala and Marion County.

Three of the latest fatalities were from Marion County and one was a Lake County resident. They were identified Wednesday as:

  • 82-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive July 16;
  • 77-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Aug. 18;
  • 59-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Aug. 19; and
  • 82-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Sept. 9.

Marion County is now reporting 9,541 cases – an increase of 50 from Tuesday to Wednesday – among 3,833 men, 5,645 women, 17 non-residents and 46 people listed as unknown. A total of 976 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,222 in correctional facilities. There have been 263 deaths and 916 people treated in area hospitals.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 7,440 cases – an increase of 34 in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Summerfield (371), Belleview (352), Dunnellon (314), Citra (180), Silver Springs (135), Ocklawaha (113), Reddick (76), 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 1,418 cases have been reported among inmates (1,318) and staff members (100) 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: 19,102 – increase of 92
  • Men: 8,364
  • Women: 10,481
  • Non-residents: 77
  • People listed as unknown: 180
  • Deaths: 501
  • Hospitalizations: 1,709

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 7,365 – increase of 26
  • Men: 3,390
  • Women: 3,803
  • Non-residents: 51
  • People listed as unknown: 121
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 584
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 260
  • Deaths: 173
  • Hospitalizations: 547
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (1,846), Leesburg (1,208), Tavares (735), Eustis (581) and Mount Dora (577).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,196 – increase of 16
  • Men: 1,141
  • Women: 1,033
  • Non-residents: 9
  • People listed as unknown: 13
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 198
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 479
  • Deaths: 65
  • Hospitalizations: 246
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (577), Wildwood (405), Coleman (390), Bushnell (294, 138 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 35 staff members) and Oxford (129). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 307 cases among 202 inmates and 105 staff members.

All told, Florida is reporting 690,499 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 2,590 from Tuesday to Wednesday. Of those, 682,370 are residents. A total of 45,795 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 22,388 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 13,782 deaths and 42,941 people have been hospitalized.

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