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17 more local residents die of COVID-19 as Marion County cases continue to pile up

Seventeen more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Ocala and Marion County continue to add cases of the deadly virus at a rapid pace.

Sixteen of the latest fatalities were residents of Marion County and the other one lived in Sumter County. They are among the 1,546 tri-county area deaths, the 30,772 in Florida and the 501,663 across the country.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 27,180 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 96 in a 24-hour period. There have been 771 deaths and 1,710 people have been hospitalized.

Ocala continues to lead Marion County with 19,985 cases – an overnight increase of 59. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,716), Dunnellon (1,233), Belleview (1,155), Silver Springs (558), Citra (460), Ocklawaha (422), Reddick (278), Fort McCoy (269), Anthony (261), Weirsdale (211), The Villages (178), Salt Springs (47), Flemington (34), McIntosh (28), Sparr (21), Orange Lake (21), Lowell (18), Candler (17), East Lake (9), Fairfield (8), Orange Springs (7) and Morriston (5).

Below is a breakdown of other COVID-19 activity in the local area:

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 59,100 – increase of 212
  • Deaths: 1,546
  • Hospitalizations: 3,464

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 24,110 – increase of 80
  • Deaths: 541
  • Hospitalizations: 1,254
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (6,305), Leesburg (3,759), Eustis (2,144), Mount Dora (1,828) and Tavares (1,772).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 7,810 – increase of 36
  • Deaths: 234
  • Hospitalizations: 500
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (3,672), Wildwood (927), Bushnell (846), Coleman (826) and Oxford (447).

All told, Florida is reporting 1,878,533 cases – an increase of 5,610 from Monday to Tuesday. Of those, 1,844,228 are residents. A total of 80,728 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 30,722 in correctional facilities. Across the state, 78,212 people have been hospitalized.

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