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3 more local COVID-19 deaths as Florida and tri-county area hit milestones in number of cases

Three more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as Florida topped 1.9 million cumulative cases and the tri-county area surpassed 60,000 positive results.

Two of the latest fatalities were residents of Marion County and the other one lived in Lake County. They are among the 1,577 tri-county area deaths, the 31,280 in Florida and the 511,764 across the country.

All told, Florida is reporting 1,903,682 cases – an increase of 5,459 from Friday to Saturday. Of those, 1,868,769 are residents. A total of 81,123 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 30,928 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 31,280 deaths and 79,242 people have been hospitalized.

The tri-county area is now reporting 60,100 cases – an increase of 205 in a 24-hour period. A total of 3,530 area residents also have required some type of hospital care for the virus.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 27,572 cases – an increase of 87 in a 24-hour period. There have been 784 deaths and 1,734 people have been hospitalized.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 20,263 cases – an overnight increase of 65. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,736), Dunnellon (1,250), Belleview (1,184), Silver Springs (571), Citra (465), Ocklawaha (430), Reddick (280), Fort McCoy (275), 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:

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 24,538 – increase of 93
  • Deaths: 555
  • Hospitalizations: 1,288
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (6,425), Leesburg (3,806), Eustis (2,179), Mount Dora (1,856) and Tavares (1,790).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 7,990 – increase of 25
  • Deaths: 238
  • Hospitalizations: 508
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (3,790), Wildwood (935), Bushnell (849), Coleman (828) and Oxford (453).

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