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2 more local residents die of COVID-19 as tri-county area tops 22,000 cases

Two more local residents have died of COVID-19 as the tri-county area surpassed 22,000 cumulative cases of the deadly virus.

Both of the latest fatalities lived in Marion County. No information about either one was provided Monday by the Florida Department of Health.

Marion County is now reporting 10,706 cases – an increase of 12 from Sunday to Monday – among 4,365 men, 6,311 women, 23 non-residents and seven people listed as unknown. A total of 1,064 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,242 in correctional facilities. There have been 347 deaths and 1,049 people treated in area hospitals.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 8,153 cases – an increase of nine in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Summerfield (441), Belleview (389), Dunnellon (367), Citra (197), Silver Springs (168), Ocklawaha (139), Reddick (84), Weirsdale (75), Anthony (71), Fort McCoy (64), Flemington (33), Salt Springs (13), Orange Lake (12), 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 1,423 cases have been reported among inmates (1,318) and staff members (105) 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: 22,040 – increase of 52
  • Men: 9,892
  • Women: 11,930
  • Non-residents: 92
  • People listed as unknown: 126
  • Deaths: 656
  • Hospitalizations: 2,054

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 8,479 – increase of 34
  • Men: 3,903
  • Women: 4,411
  • Non-residents: 58
  • People listed as unknown: 107
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 691
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 270
  • Deaths: 225
  • Hospitalizations: 725
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (2,103), Leesburg (1,403), Tavares (785), Eustis (679) and Mount Dora (649).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,855 – increase of 6
  • Men: 1,624
  • Women: 1,208
  • Non-residents: 11
  • People listed as unknown: 12
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 207
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 765
  • Deaths: 84
  • Hospitalizations: 280
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (742), Coleman (678), Wildwood (461), Bushnell (338, 143 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 40 staff members) and Oxford (144). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 135 cases among 61 inmates and 104 staff members.

All told, Florida is reporting 782,013 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 3,377 from Sunday to Monday. Of those, 771,989 are residents. A total of 50,318 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 24,033 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 16,652 deaths and 48,281 people have been hospitalized.

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