Five more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as the United States topped 25 million cases of the deadly virus and new tri-county cases continued to be identified at a rapid pace on Sunday.
All five of the latest fatalities were residents of Marion County. They are among the 1,122 tri-county area deaths, the 25,693 in Florida and the 418,494 across the country.
The tri-county area is now reporting 50,804 cases – an increase of 419 in a 24-hour period. A total of 70,181 people have been hospitalized in the local area since the pandemic first hit the Sunshine State in March.
All told, Florida is reporting 1,649,449 cases – an increase of 9,535 from Saturday to Sunday. Of those, 1,619,288 are residents. A total of 73,896 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 28,658 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 25,693 deaths and 70,181 people have been hospitalized.
As of Sunday, 25,098,475 COVID-19 cases had been reported across the country, with 99,053,788 identified around the world. The U.S. now has more confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths than any other country in the world, followed by India with about 10.7 million positive results, according to date released by Johns Hopkins University.
Locally, Marion County is reporting 23,390 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 181 in a 24-hour period. There have been 567 deaths and 1,521 people have been hospitalized.
Ocala continues to lead Marion County with 17,382 cases – an overnight increase of 136. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,470), Dunnellon (1,030), Belleview (994), Silver Springs (413), Citra (399), Ocklawaha (348), Reddick (253), Fort McCoy (212), Anthony (209), Weirsdale (177), The Villages (176), Salt Springs (39), Flemington (34), McIntosh (23), Sparr (20), Orange Lake (18), Candler (17), Lowell (17), East Lake (7), Morriston (6), Orange Springs (6) and Fairfield (6).
Below is a breakdown of other COVID-19 activity in the local area:
- Cases: 20,664 – increase of 194
- Deaths: 386
- Hospitalizations: 1,111
- Cities with most cases: Clermont (5,468), Leesburg (3,281), Eustis (1,850), Mount Dora (1,600) and Tavares (1,511).
- Cases: 6,750 – increase of 44
- Deaths: 169
- Hospitalizations: 435
- Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (3,089), Wildwood (813), Coleman (812), Bushnell (741) and Oxford (389).