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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.
Seventy-one percent of all of the Coronavirus cases in Marion County have been reported in Ocala.
A seventh Marion County resident has succumbed to the Coronavirus.
A sixth Marion County resident has succumbed to the Coronavirus.
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.
Marion County is now reporting 240 cases of the potentially deadly COVID-19 virus, with 70 percent of those being in Ocala.
The county where the vast majority of Villages homes – and residents most susceptible to COVID-19 – are located lags woefully behind in testing in the tri-county area.
COVID-19 continues to be an issue for the state prison in Bushnell, where another inmate has tested positive for the potentially deadly virus.