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4 more local COVID-19 deaths as potentially deadly virus shows signs of slowing down

Four more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as new cases of the virus started to show signs of slowing down.

Three of the latest fatalities were residents of Lake County, while the fourth lived in Sumter County. They are among the 1,559 tri-county area deaths, the 31,018 in Florida and the 507,803 across the country.

All told, Florida is reporting 1,892,301 cases – an increase of 6,640 from Wednesday to Thursday. Of those, 1,857,670 are residents. A total of 80,919 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 30,806 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 31,018 deaths and 78,744 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 27,382 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 81 in a 24-hour period. There have been 780 deaths and 1,721 people have been hospitalized.

Ocala continues to lead Marion County with 20,125 cases – an overnight increase of 58. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,722), Dunnellon (1,242), Belleview (1,171), Silver Springs (564), Citra (463), Ocklawaha (426), Reddick (279), Fort McCoy (273), Anthony (263), Weirsdale (217), The Villages (179), 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 (6).

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

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 59,670 – increase of 233
  • Deaths: 1,559
  • Hospitalizations: 3,501

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 24,342 – increase of 114
  • Deaths: 544
  • Hospitalizations: 1,274
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (6,369), Leesburg (3,779), Eustis (2,163), Mount Dora (1,844) and Tavares (1,783).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 7,946 – increase of 38
  • Deaths: 235
  • Hospitalizations: 506
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (3,763), Wildwood (930), Bushnell (849), Coleman (827) and Oxford (452).

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