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5 more local COVID-19 deaths as Ocala sees spike in cases of deadly virus

Five more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as Ocala and Marion County reported increases in cases of the deadly virus Wednesday.

Four of the latest fatalities lived in Marion County, while the fifth one was a resident of Lake County. There were identified by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 77-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Aug. 9;
  • 71-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Aug. 15;
  • 86-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Aug. 20;
  • 88-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Sept. 10; and
  • 83-year-old Lake County man who tested positive July 28.

Marion County is now reporting 10,258 cases – an increase of 60 from Tuesday to Wednesday – among 4,181 men, 6,050 women, 19 non-residents and 8 people listed as unknown. A total of 1,046 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,232 in correctional facilities. There have been 330 deaths and 1,019 people treated in area hospitals.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 7,871 cases – an increase of 31 in a 24-hour period. Others have been reported in Summerfield (418), Belleview (369), Dunnellon (353), Citra (192), Silver Springs (157), Ocklawaha (133), Reddick (82), Weirsdale (70), 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: 20,970 – increase of 125
  • Men: 9,412
  • Women: 11,352
  • Non-residents: 82
  • People listed as unknown: 124
  • Deaths: 618
  • Hospitalizations: 1,969

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 8,012 – increase of 39
  • Men: 3,698
  • Women: 4,156
  • Non-residents: 53
  • People listed as unknown: 105
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 645
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 267
  • Deaths: 211
  • Hospitalizations: 681
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (1,989), Leesburg (1,328), Tavares (756), Eustis (631) and Mount Dora (617).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,700 – increase of 26
  • Men: 1,533
  • Women: 1,146
  • Non-residents: 10
  • People listed as unknown: 11
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 204
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 735
  • Deaths: 77
  • Hospitalizations: 269
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (692), Coleman (653), Wildwood (442), Bushnell (322, 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 204 cases among 101 inmates and 103 staff members.

All told, Florida is reporting 741,632 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 2,883 from Tuesday to Wednesday. Of those, 732,399 are residents. A total of 48,803 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 23,572 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 15,788 deaths and 46,482 people have been hospitalized.

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