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13 more local COVID-19 deaths as Florida sees jump in new cases

Thirteen more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida saw an increase of more than 6,000 new cases of the fast-spreading virus Wednesday.

Nine of the latest fatalities are residents of Marion County, three lived in Sumter County and the other one resided in Lake County. They are among the 1,623 tri-county area deaths, the 31,829 in Florida and the 518,458 across the country.

All told, Florida is reporting 1,924,114 cases – an increase of 6,014 from Tuesday to Wednesday. Of those, 1,888,725 are residents. A total of 81,379 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 31,044 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 31,829 deaths and 80,024 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 27,819 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 69 in a 24-hour period. There have been 815 deaths and 1,764 people have been hospitalized.

Ocala continues to lead Marion County with 20,438 cases – an overnight increase of 51. That number represents 73.5 percent of the total positive results reported in Marion County. Others have been reported in Summerfield (1,742), Dunnellon (1,259), Belleview (1,197), Silver Springs (580), Citra (468), Ocklawaha (437), Reddick (282), Fort McCoy (280), Anthony (265), Weirsdale (219), The Villages (181), Salt Springs (49), 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: 60,755 – increase of 190
  • Deaths: 1,623
  • Hospitalizations: 3,571

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 24,841 – increase of 97
  • Deaths: 567
  • Hospitalizations: 1,297
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (6,504), Leesburg (3,843), Eustis (2,202), Mount Dora (1,876) and Tavares (1,808).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 8,095 – increase of 24
  • Deaths: 241
  • Hospitalizations: 510
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (3,846), Wildwood (949), Bushnell (854), Coleman (829) and Oxford (460).

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