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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

5 more local COVID-19 fatalities as Florida reports 96 more virus-related deaths

Five more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida reported more than 2,800 new cases and 97 more deaths on Tuesday.

Four of the latest fatalities were in Lake County and the other one was in Marion County. They are among the 1,894 tri-county area deaths, the 36,954 in Florida and the 586,802 across the country, according to statistics provided by the Florida Department of Health and Johns Hopkins University.

All told, Florida is reporting 2,296,785 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 2,805 in a 24-hour period. Of those, 2,253,896 are residents. A total of 85,629 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 32,725 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 36,954 deaths and 93,388 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Marion County is reporting 31,570 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 30 in a 24-hour period. There have been 971 deaths and 2,212 people have been hospitalized. A total of 142,078 people have been vaccinated, with 118,785 receiving both doses.

Ocala continues to pace Marion County with 23,062 cases – an overnight increase of 19. Others have been identified in Summerfield (1,945), Dunnellon (1,472), Belleview (1,392), Silver Springs (697), Ocklawaha (529), Citra (519), Fort McCoy (333), Reddick (320), Anthony (309), Weirsdale (261), The Villages (183), Salt Springs (51), Flemington (34), McIntosh (32), Sparr (28), Orange Lake (27), Candler (21), 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: 71,378 – increase of 109
  • Deaths: 1,894
  • Hospitalizations: 4,357

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 30,402 – increase of 64
  • Deaths: 645
  • Hospitalizations: 1,561
  • Vaccinations: 174,919 (146,110 both doses)
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (8,148), Leesburg (4,538), Eustis (2,657), Mount Dora (2,186) and Groveland (2,100).

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,406 – increase of 15
  • Deaths: 278
  • Hospitalizations: 584
  • Vaccinations: 85,080 (75,267 both doses)
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (4,272), Wildwood (1,102), Bushnell (1,051), Coleman (854) and Oxford (549).