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7 more local residents die of COVID-19 as Ocala tops 8,000 cases

Seven more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Ocala surpassed 8,000 positive results and Florida topped 760,000 cases of the deadly virus.

Three of the latest fatalities were residents of Sumter County and four lived in Marion County. No information was provided about three of the Marion County residents but the others were identified as:

  • 81-year-old Sumter County man who tested positive Sept. 30;
  • 75-year-old Sumter County woman who tested positive Oct. 7;
  • 52-year-old Sumter County man who tested positive Oct. 12; and
  • 69-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Oct. 7.

Marion County is now reporting 10,509 cases – an increase of 51 from Monday to Tuesday – among 4,289 men, 6,193 women, 20 non-residents and seven people listed as unknown. A total of 1,053 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,236 in correctional facilities. There have been 339 deaths and 1,036 people treated in area hospitals.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 8,027 cases – an increase of 34 in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Summerfield (434), Belleview (378), Dunnellon (356), Citra (194), Silver Springs (164), Ocklawaha (135), Reddick (83), Weirsdale (75), Anthony (71), Fort McCoy (62), Flemington (33), Orange Lake (12), Salt Springs (11), Sparr (8), McIntosh (8), Candler (7), The Villages (6), Lowell (5), Morriston (5), East Lake (4), Orange Springs (2) and Fairfield (2). A total of 1,422 cases have been reported among inmates (1,318) and staff members (104) 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: 21,520 – increase of 113
  • Men: 9,658
  • Women: 11,651
  • Non-residents: 85
  • People listed as unknown: 126
  • Deaths: 83
  • Hospitalizations: 271

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 8,240 – increase of 45
  • Men: 3,795
  • Women: 4,282
  • Non-residents: 55
  • People listed as unknown: 108
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 672
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 267
  • Deaths: 218
  • Hospitalizations: 706
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (2,042), Leesburg (1,370), Tavares (770), Eustis (649) and Mount Dora (634).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,771 – increase of 17
  • Men: 1,574
  • Women: 1,176
  • Non-residents: 10
  • People listed as unknown: 11
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 206
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 744
  • Deaths: 83
  • Hospitalizations: 271
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (720), Coleman (659), Wildwood (454), Bushnell (326, 140 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 37 staff members) and Oxford (140). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 155 cases among 51 inmates and 104 staff members.

All told, Florida is reporting 760,389 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 3,662 from Monday to Tuesday. Of those, 750,739 are residents. A total of 49,564 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 23,714 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 16,308 deaths and 47,352 people have been hospitalized.

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