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Six more local COVID-19 deaths as new cases reported across tri-county area

Six more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as new cases of the virus were reported Friday across the tri-county area.

Four of the latest fatalities were Marion County residents, while one lived in Lake County and other in Sumter County. They were described Friday by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 77-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive July 28;
  • 83-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive July 29;
  • 63-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Aug. 13;
  • 54-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Sept. 21;
  • 89-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Sept. 21; and
  • 66-year-old Sumter County man who tested positive Oct. 2.

Marion County is now reporting 10,102 cases – an increase of 27 from Thursday to Friday – among 4,101 men, 5,967 women, 19 non-residents and 15 people listed as unknown. A total of 1,042 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,229 in correctional facilities. There have been 317 deaths and 1,002 people treated in area hospitals.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 7,778 cases – an increase of 22 in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Summerfield (401), Belleview (364), Dunnellon (347), Citra (192), Silver Springs (156), Ocklawaha (132), Reddick (81), Anthony (66), Weirsdale (65), Fort McCoy (57), 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: 20,576 – increase of 90
  • Men: 9,195
  • Women: 11,166
  • Non-residents: 80
  • People listed as unknown: 135
  • Deaths: 595
  • Hospitalizations: 1,919

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 7,862 – increase of 44
  • Men: 3,626
  • Women: 4,077
  • Non-residents: 51
  • People listed as unknown: 108
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 640
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 267
  • Deaths: 202
  • Hospitalizations: 656
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (1,961), Leesburg (1,303), Tavares (750), Eustis (623) and Mount Dora (607).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,612 – increase of 19
  • Men: 1,468
  • Women: 1,120
  • Non-residents: 10
  • People listed as unknown: 12
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 204
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 705
  • Deaths: 76
  • Hospitalizations: 261
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (661), Coleman (625), Wildwood (434), Bushnell (316, 140 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 37 staff members) and Oxford (137). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 200 cases among 96 inmates and 104 staff members.

All told, Florida is reporting 728,921 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 2,908 from Thursday to Friday. Of those, 720,001 are residents. A total of 48,187 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 23,386 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 15,372 deaths and 45,675 people have been hospitalized.

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