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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Marion County reports decline in COVID-19 cases, vaccinations

Marion County reported a decrease in COVID-19 cases and vaccinations this past week.

According to the Florida Department of Health, the COVID-19 weekly report for Friday, October 8, to Thursday, October 14 shows a continued downward trend compared to the spike that the county experienced over the summer.

During the week, the county reported 313 positive COVID-19 cases, an average of just under 45 new cases each day. That average number is a 26% decrease from the previous week, when the county reported an average of 61 cases a day.

For comparison, at one point over the summer, the county saw a spike of over 400 new cases each day for multiple weeks.

In total last week, 736 residents were administered vaccines, a decrease of nearly 200 from the previous week.

The report shows that 63% of eligible residents, or 205,260, 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.