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2 more local residents succumb to COVID-19 as cases increase in tri-county area

Two more local residents have died of COVID-19 as cases in the tri-county area showed a slight increase Tuesday.

One of the latest fatalities lived in Sumter County and the other was a resident of Lake County. No information was provided Tuesday about the Sumter County victim but the other was identified as a 95-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Oct. 8.

Marion County is now reporting 10,755 cases – an increase of 49 from Monday to Tuesday – among 4,384 men, 6,342 women, 23 non-residents and six people listed as unknown. A total of 1,073 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,244 in correctional facilities. There have been 347 deaths and 1,051 people treated in area hospitals.

Ocala is reporting 8,181 cases – an increase of 28 in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Summerfield (443), Belleview (390), Dunnellon (372), Citra (197), Silver Springs (168), Ocklawaha (139), Reddick (84), Weirsdale (76), 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 1,424 cases have been reported among inmates (1,318) and staff members (106) 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: 22,144 – increase of 104
  • Men: 9,941
  • Women: 11,988
  • Non-residents: 92
  • People listed as unknown: 123
  • Deaths: 85
  • Hospitalizations: 281

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 8,520 – increase of 41
  • Men: 3,925
  • Women: 4,432
  • Non-residents: 58
  • People listed as unknown: 105
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 695
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 270
  • Deaths: 226
  • Hospitalizations: 729
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (2,114), Leesburg (1,410), Tavares (786), Eustis (682) and Mount Dora (651).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,869 – increase of 14
  • Men: 1,632
  • Women: 1,214
  • Non-residents: 11
  • People listed as unknown: 12
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 208
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 767
  • Deaths: 85
  • Hospitalizations: 281
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (747), Coleman (679), Wildwood (462), Bushnell (340, 150 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 109 inmates and 41 staff members) and Oxford (144). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 156 cases among 52 inmates and 104 staff members.

All told, Florida is reporting 786,311 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 4,298 from Monday to Tuesday. Of those, 48.512 are residents. A total of 50,519 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 24,113 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 16,709 deaths and 48,512 people have been hospitalized.

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