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Monday, June 14, 2021

COVID-19 continues to slam Florida with 3,800 new cases and 31 more deaths

Florida reported more than 3,800 new COVID-19 cases and 31 more deaths as the United States surpassed 575,000 fatalities related to the virus.

No new deaths were identified Sunday in the tri-county area but Florida reported 35,968 fatalities since March 2020, while 577,010 were reported across the country and close to 3.2 million globally, according to statistics provided by the Florida Department of Health and Johns Hopkins University.

All told, Florida is reporting 2,242,778 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 3,841 from Saturday to Sunday. Of those, 2,200,795 are residents. A total of 84,793 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 32,395 in correctional facilities. Across the state, 90,823 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 30,913 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 68 in a 24-hour period. There have been 955 deaths and 2,149 people have been hospitalized. A total of 132,956 people have been vaccinated, with 101,831 receiving both doses.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 22,595 cases – an overnight increase of 54. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,920), Dunnellon (1,432), Belleview (1,365), Silver Springs (681), Ocklawaha (521), Citra (508), Fort McCoy (318), Reddick (314), Anthony (298), 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: 69,623 – increase of 139
  • Deaths: 1,863
  • Hospitalizations: 4,249

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 29,429 – increase of 60
  • Deaths: 633
  • Hospitalizations: 1,523
  • Vaccinations: 165,015 (128,101 both doses)
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (7,882), Leesburg (4,410), Eustis (2,573), Mount Dora (2,148) and Tavares (2,031).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,281 – increase of 11
  • Deaths: 275
  • Hospitalizations: 577
  • Vaccinations: 83,407 (70,718 both doses)
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (4,250), Wildwood (1,087), Bushnell (1,030), Coleman (852) and Oxford (541).