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6 more local residents succumb to COVID-19 as new cases reported in Ocala area

Six more local residents have died of the COVID-19 virus as new cases were identified Tuesday in Ocala and throughout Marion County.

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

  • 73-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Aug. 4;
  • 66-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Aug. 25;
  • 86-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Oct. 2;
  • 45-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Aug. 8;
  • 87-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Aug. 16; and
  • 79-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Oct. 10 and had traveled recently in other parts of Florida and Mexico.

Marion County is now reporting 10,198 cases – an increase of 31 from Monday to Tuesday – among 4,150 men, 6,022 women, 19 non-residents and seven people listed as unknown. A total of 1,044 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,232 in correctional facilities. There have been 326 deaths and 1,102 people treated in area hospitals.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 7,840 cases – an increase of 16 in a 24-hour period. Others have been reported in Summerfield (414), Belleview (368), Dunnellon (348), Citra (192), Silver Springs (156), Ocklawaha (133), Reddick (82), Weirsdale (69), Anthony (68), 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 (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: 20,845 – increase of 91
  • Men: 9,348
  • Women: 11,290
  • Non-residents: 82
  • People listed as unknown: 125
  • Deaths: 612
  • Hospitalizations: 1,953

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 7,973 – increase of 34
  • Men: 3,682
  • Women: 4,132
  • Non-residents: 53
  • People listed as unknown: 106
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 639
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 267
  • Deaths: 209
  • Hospitalizations: 672
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (1,988), Leesburg (1,318), Tavares (754), Eustis (628) and Mount Dora (611).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,674 – increase of 26
  • Men: 1,516
  • Women: 1,136
  • Non-residents: 10
  • People listed as unknown: 12
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 204
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 731
  • Deaths: 77
  • Hospitalizations: 269
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (678), Coleman (649), Wildwood (442), Bushnell (319, 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 229 cases among 124 inmates and 105 staff members.

All told, Florida is reporting 738,749 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 2,725 from Monday to Tuesday. Of those, 729,751 are residents. A total of 48,585 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 23,530 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 15,722 deaths and 46,225 people have been hospitalized.

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