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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

One more local COVID-19 death as Florida reports more than 4,000 new cases

One more local resident has died of COVID-19 as Florida reported 50 more fatalities and more than 4,000 new cases of the virus on Thursday.

The latest death was reported in Lake County. It is among the 1,882 in the tri-county area, the 36,648 in Florida and the 584,276 across the country, according to statistics provided by the Florida Department of Health and John Hopkins University.

All told, Florida is reporting 2,282,613 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 4,064 from Wednesday to Thursday. Of those, 2,239,982 are residents. A total of 85,413 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 32,627 in correctional facilities. Across the state, 92,742 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 31,405 COVID-19 deaths, an increase of 47 in a 24-hour period. There have been 965 deaths and 2,199 people have been hospitalized. A total of 139,656 people have been vaccinated, with 115,031 receiving both doses.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 22,956 COVID-19 cases – an overnight increase of 32. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,936), Dunnellon (1,461), Belleview (1,384), Silver Springs (690), Ocklawaha (529), Citra (516), Fort McCoy (330), Reddick (315), Anthony (306), Weirsdale (257), The Villages (183), Salt Springs (51), Flemington (34), McIntosh (32), Sparr (28), Orange Lake (26), Candler (20), Lowell (20), 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: 70,854 – increase of 130
  • Deaths: 1,882
  • Hospitalizations: 4,332

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 30,075 – increase of 78
  • Deaths: 639
  • Hospitalizations: 1,553
  • Vaccinations: 172,089 (141,607 both doses)
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (8,064), Leesburg (4,503), Eustis (2,632), Mount Dora (2,171) and Groveland (2,074).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,374 – increase of 5
  • Deaths: 278
  • Hospitalizations: 580
  • Vaccinations: 84,526 (74,372 both doses)
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (4,266), Wildwood (1,100), Bushnell (1,043), Coleman (854) and Oxford (548).