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Saturday, June 12, 2021

1 more local COVID-19 fatality as cases of deadly virus continue to slam Florida

One more local resident has succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida reported more than 5,600 new cases and 55 more fatalities on Thursday.

The latest local fatality was in Lake County and is among the 1,847 across the tri-county area. They also are among the 35,777 deaths in Florida and the 574,853 across the country, according to statistics provided by the Florida Department of Health and Johns Hopkins University.

All told, Florida is reporting 2,228,212 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 5,666 from Wednesday to Thursday. Of those, 2,186,477 are residents. A total of 84,633 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 32,367 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 35,777 deaths and 90,059 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 30,677 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 62 in a 24-hour period. There have been 947 deaths and 2,130 people have been hospitalized. A total of 131,503 people have been vaccinated, with 97,451 receiving both doses.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 22,418 cases – an overnight increase of 24. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,906), Dunnellon (1,421), Belleview (1,357), Silver Springs (674), Ocklawaha (514), Citra (505), Fort McCoy (316), Reddick (309), Anthony (297), Weirsdale (248), The Villages (183), Salt Springs (50), Flemington (34), McIntosh (31), Sparr (26), Orange Lake (25), Candler (20), Lowell (19), East Lake (12), Fairfield (8) and Orange Springs (8).

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

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 69,154 – increase of 165
  • Deaths: 1,847
  • Hospitalizations: 4,220

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 29,228 – increase of 88
  • Deaths: 625
  • Hospitalizations: 1,515
  • Vaccinations: 162,812 (123,604 both doses)
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (7,826), Leesburg (4,381), Eustis (2,559), Mount Dora (2,139) and Tavares (2,023).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,249 – increase of 15
  • Deaths: 275
  • Hospitalizations: 575
  • Vaccinations: 83,024 (70,131 both doses)
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (4,242), Wildwood (1,081), Bushnell (1,021), Coleman (852) and Oxford (537).