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2 more local residents die of COVID-19 as tri-county area shows jump in cases

Two more local residents have died of COVID-19 as the tri-county area continued to show a steady increase in cases on Wednesday.

One of the latest fatalities was from Sumter County and the other one was from Lake County. They were identified by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 66-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Oct. 31; and
  • 81-year-old Sumter County man who tested positive Oct. 16.

Marion County is now reporting 11,455 cases – an increase of 43 from Tuesday to Wednesday – among 4,318 men, 6,712 women, 29 non-residents and six people listed as unknown. A total of 1,134 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 2,254 in correctional facilities. There have been 362 deaths and 1,106 people treated in area hospitals.

Ocala continues to lead Marion County with 8,635 cases – an increase of 25 in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Summerfield (472), Belleview (412), Dunnellon (407), Citra (202), Silver Springs (177), Ocklawaha (146), Reddick (87), Weirsdale (81), Anthony (78), Fort McCoy (77), Flemington (33), Salt Springs (22), Orange Lake (12), Sparr (9), McIntosh (8), Candler (8), The Villages (7), Lowell (7), Morriston (5), East Lake (5), Orange Springs (2) and Fairfield (2). A total of 1,425 cases have been reported among inmates (1,318) and staff members (107) 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: 23,923 – increase of 103
  • Men: 10,789
  • Women: 12,881
  • Non-residents: 110
  • People listed as unknown: 143
  • Deaths: 689
  • Hospitalizations: 2,179

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,360 – increase of 48
  • Men: 4,318
  • Women: 4,855
  • Non-residents: 67
  • People listed as unknown: 120
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 726
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 277
  • Deaths: 238
  • Hospitalizations: 773
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (2,376), Leesburg (1,527), Tavares (824), Eustis (755) and Mount Dora (709).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 3,108 – increase of 12
  • Men: 1,763
  • Women: 1,314
  • Non-residents: 14
  • People listed as unknown: 17
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 225
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 803
  • Deaths: 89
  • Hospitalizations: 300
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (842), Coleman (716), Wildwood (478), Bushnell (360, 136 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 90 inmates and 46 staff members) and Oxford (152). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 138 cases among 32 inmates and 106 staff members.

All told Florida is reporting 858,012 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 5,838 from Tuesday to Wednesday. Of those, 846,321 are residents. A total of 52,743 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 25,104 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 17,512 deaths and 51,115 people have been hospitalized.

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