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Monday, November 22, 2021

Marion County reports plateau in COVID-19 cases

Marion County health officials are reporting a plateau in weekly COVID-19 cases.

According to the Florida Department of Health, the COVID-19 weekly report for Friday, November 12, to Thursday, November 18 shows that cases are holding steady, and the number of vaccinations has increased.

During the week, the county reported 129 positive COVID-19 cases, an average of nearly 19 new cases each day.

Over the past three weeks (October 29 to November 18), a total of 408 positive COVID-19 cases were reported. This is a stark contrast to the summer peak when the county saw more than 400 cases each day.

Vaccines were administered to 1,198 residents, an increase of over 150 from the previous week. The Florida Department of Health in Marion County announced earlier this month that vaccines are now available for children between the ages of 5 to 11.

The report shows that around 59% of eligible residents, or 209,834, are currently vaccinated in Marion County. All residents ages 5 and older are considered eligible.

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