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7 more local COVID-19 deaths as new cases continue to crop up across tri-county area

Seven more local residents have died of COVID-19 as new cases of the deadly virus continue to be identified across the tri-county area.

Four of the fatalities lived in Marion County, while the other three were Lake County residents. They were identified Wednesday by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 59-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive July 30;
  • 83-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Aug. 20;
  • 67-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Sept. 17;
  • 87-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Sept. 30;
  • 69-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive July 22;
  • 83-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Aug. 3; and
  • 96-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Aug. 14.

Marion County is now reporting 10,024 cases – an increase of 16 from Tuesday to Wednesday – among 4,066 men, 5,923 women, 19 non-residents and 16 people listed as unknown. A total of 1,034 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,229 in correctional facilities. There have been 311 deaths and 993 people treated in area hospitals.

The vast majority of Marion County cases – 7,719 – have been reported in Ocala. Others have been identified in Summerfield (392), Belleview (363), Dunnellon (346), Citra (191), Silver Springs (156), Ocklawaha (131), Reddick (81), Anthony (66), Weirsdale (64), Fort McCoy (54), Flemington (33), Orange Lake (12), Salt Springs (9), Sparr (8), McIntosh (8), Candler (7), Lowell (5), The Villages (5), East Lake (3), Morriston (3), Orange Springs (2) and Fairfield (2). A total of 1,421 cases have been reported among inmates (1,318) and staff members (103) 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: 20,289 – increase of 71
  • Men: 9,018
  • Women: 11,051
  • Non-residents: 80
  • People listed as unknown: 140
  • Deaths: 583
  • Hospitalizations: 1,894

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 7,770 – increase of 41
  • Men: 3,583
  • Women: 4,025
  • Non-residents: 51
  • People listed as unknown: 111
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 638
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 267
  • Deaths: 199
  • Hospitalizations: 641
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (1,944), Leesburg (1,293), Tavares (742), Eustis (615) and Mount Dora (607).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,495 – increase of 14
  • Men: 1,369
  • Women: 1,103
  • Non-residents: 10
  • People listed as unknown: 13
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 203
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 624
  • Deaths: 73
  • Hospitalizations: 260
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (649), Coleman (537), Wildwood (429), Bushnell (312, 139 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 36 staff members), Oxford (136) and Webster (94).

All told, Florida is reporting 722,707 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 2,582 from Tuesday to Wednesday. Of those, 713,902 are residents. A total of 47,828 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 23,262 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 15,084 deaths and 45,259 people have been hospitalized.

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