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Marion County reports massive decrease in COVID-19 cases, vaccinations

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

According to the Florida Department of Health, the COVID-19 weekly report for Friday, September 24, to Thursday, September 30 shows a stark decrease from this summer’s spike.

During the week, the county reported 614 positive COVID-19 cases, an average of 87 new cases each day. That number is nearly half of what it was the week prior, when the county reported an average of 148 cases a day.

The most recent figures represent a significant decrease from the summer spike, which at one point saw over 450 new COVID-19 cases each day.

In total last week, 825 residents were administered vaccines, another decrease from previous weeks. Two weeks ago, 1,106 vaccinations were administered.

Although the number of vaccinations administered across the county continues to decrease, the report shows that around 62% of eligible residents, or 203,113, are currently vaccinated in Marion County. All residents ages 12 and older are considered eligible.

For more information on last week’s COVID-19 figures, visit the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 website.