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13 more local COVID-19 deaths as new cases of virus across Florida slow dramatically

Thirteen more local residents have died of COVID-19 as Florida reported the fewest number of new cases of the virus in several months.

Twelve of the latest fatalities were residents of Marion County and one lived in Lake County. They are among the 1,601 tri-county area deaths, the 31,556 in Florida and the 514,216 across the country.

All told, Florida is reporting 1,910,921 cases – an increase of 1,700 from Sunday to Monday. Of those, 1,875,818 are residents. A total of 81,175 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 30,999 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 31,556 deaths and 79,426 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 27,663 COVID-19 cases – an 20,323 cases – an overnight increase of 18. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,738), Dunnellon (1,253), Belleview (1,191), Silver Springs (576), Citra (467), Ocklawaha (433), Reddick (282), Fort McCoy (276), Anthony (263), Weirsdale (218), The Villages (179), Salt Springs (48), Flemington (34), McIntosh (29), Sparr (21), Orange Lake (21), Lowell (18), Candler (17), East Lake (11), 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: 60,319 – increase of 63
  • Deaths: 1,601
  • Hospitalizations: 3,538

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 24,635 – increase of 24
  • Deaths: 560
  • Hospitalizations: 1,287
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (6,449), Leesburg (3,820), Eustis (2,183), Mount Dora (1,860) and Tavares (1,794).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 8,021 – increase of 4
  • Deaths: 238
  • Hospitalizations: 509
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (3,807), Wildwood (938), Bushnell (850), Coleman (829) and Oxford (455).

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