Ocala reported 18 new cases of the Coronavirus on Thursday as the potentially deadly virus continued to make a resurgence in the tri-county area and across Florida.
A Lake County man has succumbed to COVID-19 as the virus continues to sweep through Ocala and Summerfield.
Five more Ocala residents – including two children – have tested positive for the Coronavirus, bringing the total in Marion County to 255 cases.
Just 12.3 percent of the Coronavirus tests administered in the tri-county area have been in the county that’s home to the majority of Villages residents.
Another inmate at the Sumter Correctional Institution has tested positive for the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases at the Bushnell facility to 121.
An outbreak of the Coronavirus was reported Wednesday at a nursing home just outside the boundaries of The Villages.
COVID-19 continues to be an issue for the state prison in Bushnell, where another inmate has tested positive for the potentially deadly virus.
A Lake County resident and an inmate at a Bushnell prison are the latest local victims of the Coronavirus.
New Coronavirus cases slowed to a crawl in the tri-county area Monday, with just four new patients being identified.
Of the 725 cases of the Coronavirus that have been reported in the tri-county area, 69 percent have been identified in Ocala, The Villages and four other cities.