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4 more local COVID-19 deaths as tri-county area reports slowdown in new cases

Four more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as the number of new cases slowed Monday across the tri-county area.

Three of the latest fatalities were residents of Marion County and the other one lived in Lake County. They were identified by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 74-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Sept. 26;
  • 75-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Sept. 28;
  • 74-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Sept. 30; and
  • 86-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Aug. 11.

Marion County is now reporting 10,167 cases – an increase of 10 from Sunday to Monday – among 4,136 men, 6,005 women, 19 non-residents and 7 people listed as unknown. A total of 1,044 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,230 in correctional facilities. There have been 324 deaths and 1,008 people treated in area hospitals.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 7,824 cases – an increase of 11 in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Summerfield (409), Belleview (365), Dunnellon (348), Citra (192), Silver Springs (156), Ocklawaha (132), Reddick (82), Weirsdale (67), Anthony (67), 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 1,420 cases have been reported among inmates (1,318) and staff members (102) 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: 20,754 – increase of 36
  • Men: 9,298
  • Women: 11,250
  • Non-residents: 82
  • People listed as unknown: 124
  • Deaths: 607
  • Hospitalizations: 1,936

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 7,939 – increase of 22
  • Men: 3,666
  • Women: 4,115
  • Non-residents: 53
  • People listed as unknown: 105
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 640
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 267
  • Deaths: 206
  • Hospitalizations: 661
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (1,977), Leesburg (1,313), Tavares (753), Eustis (627) and Mount Dora (611).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,648 – increase of 4
  • Men: 1,496
  • Women: 1,130
  • Non-residents: 10
  • People listed as unknown: 12
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 205
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 720
  • Deaths: 77
  • Hospitalizations: 267
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (672), Coleman (639), Wildwood (439), Bushnell (318, 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 736,024 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 1,533 from Sunday to Monday. Of those, 726,934 are residents. A total of 48,457 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 23,461 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 15,599 deaths and 46,015 people have been hospitalized.

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