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COVID-19 continues to plague Florida as 72 more deaths reported across state

New cases of COVID-19 continued to pop up across Florida on Monday as the state reported 72 more deaths connected to the fast-spreading virus.

All told, Florida is reporting 2,047,379 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 3,374 from Sunday to Monday. Of those, 2,009,408 are residents. A total of 82,861 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 31,551 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 33,891 deaths and 84,707 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 28,951 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 25 in a 24-hour period. There have been 916 deaths and 1,960 people have been hospitalized.

Ocala continues to lead Marion County with 21,205 cases – an overnight increase of 20. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,807), Dunnellon (1,322), Belleview (1,259), Silver Springs (621), Citra (482), Ocklawaha (471), Reddick (301), Fort McCoy (299), Anthony (275), Weirsdale (225), The Villages (181), Salt Springs (49), Flemington (34), McIntosh (30), Orange Lake (24), Sparr (22), Lowell (19), Candler (19), East Lake (11), Fairfield (8), Orange Springs (8) and Morriston (6).

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

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 64,213 – increase of 66
  • Deaths: 1,760
  • Hospitalizations: 3,914

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 26,507 – increase of 37
  • Deaths: 600
  • Hospitalizations: 1,405
  • Vaccinations: 115,559 (65,888 both doses)
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (6,961), Leesburg (4,041), Eustis (2,339), Mount Dora (1,978) and Tavares (1,886).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 8,755 – increase of 4
  • Deaths: 244
  • Hospitalizations: 549
  • Vaccinations: 73,370 (48,330 both doses)
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (4,125), Wildwood (1,006), Bushnell (935), Coleman (840) and Oxford (499).

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