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Saturday, June 12, 2021

3 more local COVID-19 deaths as Florida tops 8.8 million residents vaccinated

On the day when Florida surpassed 8.8 million residents vaccinated against COVID-19, the Sunshine state reported more than 5,300 new cases of the virus and 81 more fatalities – three of which were in the local area.

The latest local deaths were identified in Lake County. They are among the 1,850 tri-county area fatalities, the 35,858 in Florida and the 575,551 across the country, according to statistics provided by the Florida Department of Health and Johns Hopkins University.

As of Thursday, 379,259 vaccines had been administered in the tri-county area. Of those, 296,369 area residents have received both doses. The complete tri-county area breakdown for vaccinations includes:

  • Marion County: 132,187 (99,844 both doses);
  • Lake County: 163,898 (126,092 both doses); and
  • Sumter County: 83,174 (70,433 both doses).

All told, Florida is reporting 2,233,518 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 5,306 from Thursday to Friday. Of those, 2,191,695 are residents. A total of 84,704 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 32,379 in correctional facilities. Across the state, 90,489 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 30,759 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 82 in a 24-hour period. There have been 947 deaths and 2,146 people have been hospitalized.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 22,474 cases – an overnight increase of 56. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,911), Dunnellon (1,426), Belleview (1,362), Silver Springs (674), Ocklawaha (520), Citra (507), Fort McCoy (317), Reddick (310), Anthony (297), Weirsdale (248), The Villages (183), Salt Springs (50), Flemington (34), McIntosh (31), Sparr (26), Orange Lake (26), 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: 69,312 – increase of 158
  • Deaths: 1,850
  • Hospitalizations: 4,241

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 29,290 – increase of 62
  • Deaths: 628
  • Hospitalizations: 1,519
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (7,845), Leesburg (4,388), Eustis (2,562), Mount Dora (2,141) and Tavares (2,028).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,263 – increase of 14
  • Deaths: 275
  • Hospitalizations: 576
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (4,244), Wildwood (1,083), Bushnell (1,026), Coleman (852) and Oxford (540).