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Saturday, June 12, 2021

6 more local COVID-19 deaths as Florida continues to battle deadly virus

Six more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida reported 73 additional fatalities and more than 4,500 new cases of the virus on Thursday.

Four of the latest local deaths were in Marion County and the other two were in Lake County. They are among the 1,873 tri-county area fatalities, the 36,257 in Florida and the 579,977 across the country.

All told, Florida is reporting 2,258,433 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 4,504 from Wednesday to Thursday. Of those, 2,216,159 are residents. A total of 85,031 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 32,487 in correctional facilities. Across the state, 91,652 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 31,111 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 59 in a 24-hour period. There have been 964 deaths and 2,172 people have been hospitalized. A total of 135,628 people have been vaccinated, with 105,048 receiving both doses.

Ocala continues to lead Marion County with 22,747 cases – an overnight increase of 42. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,927), Dunnellon (1,441), Belleview (1,370), Silver Springs (686), Ocklawaha (525), Citra (512), Fort McCoy (322), Reddick (315), Anthony (300), Weirsdale (251), 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: 70,103 – increase of 146
  • Deaths: 1,873
  • Hospitalizations: 4,284

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 29,661 – increase of 68
  • Deaths: 634
  • Hospitalizations: 1,533
  • Vaccinations: 168,206 (133,167 both doses)
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (7,952), Leesburg (4,446), Eustis (2,598), Mount Dora (2,161) and Groveland (2,042).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,331 – increase of 19
  • Deaths: 275
  • Hospitalizations: 579
  • Vaccinations: 83,817 (71,763 both doses)
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (4,263), Wildwood (1,090), Bushnell (1,039), Coleman (852) and Oxford (541).