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Monday, September 27, 2021

Marion County reports lowest COVID-19 case average since summer spike

Marion County reported another decrease in COVID-19 cases last week after seeing a spike in cases earlier this summer.

Last week’s COVID-19 report from the Florida Department of Health shows that from Friday, September 17, to Thursday, September 23, the county reported an average of 148 new COVID-19 cases each day.

In total, 1,038 cases were reported. During the summer, the county saw a spike of over 400 new cases each day for multiple weeks.

Last week, the county saw a total of 1,106 vaccinations administered, a decrease from the previous week.

Although the number of vaccinations administered has steadily decreased, the report shows that in total, around 62% of eligible residents, or 202,028, are currently vaccinated in Marion County. All residents ages 12 and older are considered eligible.

According to the report, over 71% of residents in the state of Florida have been vaccinated.