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4 more local COVID-19 deaths as Florida nears 9 million residents vaccinated

Four more local residents have died of COVID-19 as vaccines for the virus among Floridians neared the 9-million mark on Tuesday.

All four of the latest local fatalities were in Lake County. They are among the 1,870 deaths in the tri-county area, the 36,102 in Florida and the 577,845 across the country, statistics from the Florida Department of Health and Johns Hopkins University show.

On Tuesday, Florida was reporting 8,959,355 vaccines given to Sunshine State residents, with 6,420,478 receiving both doses. A total of more than 14.8 million doses of the vaccines have been administered across the state, according to the Florida Department of Health.

In the tri-county area, 383,469 people have been vaccinated, with 302,923 receiving both doses. Those break down as:

  • Sumter County: 83,545 people vaccinated, 70,913 both doses;
  • Lake County: 165,904 people vaccinated, 129,360 both doses; and
  • Marion County: 134,020 people vaccinated, 102,650 both doses.

All told, Florida is reporting 2,249,535 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 3,682 from Monday to Tuesday. Of those, 2,207,422 are residents. A total of 84,879 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 32,430 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 36,102 deaths and 91,169 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 30,993 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 44 in a 24-hour period. There have been 958 deaths and 2,165 people have been hospitalized.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 22,663 cases – an overnight increase of 34. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,921), Dunnellon (1,435), Belleview (1,366), Silver Springs (684), Ocklawaha (521), Citra (509), Fort McCoy (319), Reddick (314), Anthony (298), Weirsdale (249), 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: 69,826 – increase of 115
  • Deaths: 1,870
  • Hospitalizations: 4,272

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 29,526 – increase of 58
  • Deaths: 637
  • Hospitalizations: 1,528
  • Vaccinations: 165,904 (129,360 both doses)
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (7,916), Leesburg (4,423), Eustis (2,585), Mount Dora (2,155) and Tavares (2,036).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,307 – increase of 13
  • Deaths: 275
  • Hospitalizations: 579
  • Vaccinations: 83,545 (70,913 both doses)
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (4,257), Wildwood (1,088), Bushnell (1,036), Coleman (852) and Oxford (541).