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Saturday, June 12, 2021

5 more local COVID-19 deaths as new cases continue to pop up across Florida

Five more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as Florida reported 66 more deaths and more than 3,900 new cases of the virus on Saturday.

Four of the latest local fatalities were in Lake County and the other one was in Marion County. They are among 1,885 tri-county area deaths, the 36,412 in Florida and the 581,451 across the country, statistics from the Florida Department of Health and Johns Hopkins University show.

All told, Florida is reporting 2,266,575 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 3,977 from Friday to Saturday. Of those, 2,224,148 are residents. A total of 85,164 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 32,529 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 36,412 deaths and 92,023 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Lake County is reporting 31,219 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 38 in a 24-hour period. There have been 966 deaths and 2,180 people have been hospitalized. A total of 136,963 people have been vaccinated, with 109,739 receiving both doses.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 22,829 cases – an overnight increase of 27. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,932), Dunnellon (1,449), Belleview (1,373), Silver Springs (687), Ocklawaha (526), Citra (512), Fort McCoy (326), Reddick (315), Anthony (301), Weirsdale (253), The Villages (183), Salt Springs (50), Flemington (34), McIntosh (31), Sparr (27), 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: 70,372 – increase of 114
  • Deaths: 1,885
  • Hospitalizations: 4,300

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 29,808 – increase of 72
  • Deaths: 642
  • Hospitalizations: 1,541
  • Vaccinations: 169,298 (136,349 both doses)
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (7,989), Leesburg (4,470), Eustis (2,610), Mount Dora (2,166) and Groveland (2,059).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,345 – increase of 4
  • Deaths: 277
  • Hospitalizations: 579
  • Vaccinations: 84,011 (72,509 both doses)
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (4,265), Wildwood (1,092), Bushnell (1,040), Coleman (853) and Oxford (542).