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8 more local residents die of COVID-19 as new Leesburg-area cases identified

Eight more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as new cases of the deadly virus continue to be identified across Leesburg and surrounding communities.

Four of the fatalities were from Lake County and four were Marion County residents. They were identified Friday by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 79-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Aug. 7, hadn’t traveled recently nor been in contact with someone else suffering from the virus;
  • 71-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Aug. 12, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 86-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Aug. 20, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 80-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Aug. 22, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 85-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Aug. 11, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 70-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Aug. 12, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient;
  • 79-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Aug. 14, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient; and
  • 73-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Aug. 17, hadn’t traveled recently but had been in contact with another patient.

Overall, Lake County is reporting 6,275 cases – an increase of 62 from Thursday to Friday – among 2,910 men, 3,206 women, 39 non-residents and 120 people listed as unknown. The age range of victims is from under 1 to 103, with a median age of 42. There have been 103 deaths and 393 people treated in area hospitals.

Clermont continues to pace Lake County with 1,595 cases, followed by Leesburg with 982 – an increase of 21 in 24 hours. Others have been identified in Tavares (689), Eustis (523), Mount Dora (452), Groveland (446), Lady Lake (239), Mascotte (201), Minneola (178), Sorrento (148), Fruitland Park (131), Umatilla (128), Montverde (98), Grand Island (67), Astatula (48), Howey-in-the-Hills (39), The Villages (30), Yalaha (29), Paisley (26), Astor (25), Altoona (24), Okahumpka (16), Ferndale (5), Mount Plymouth (3) and Deer Island (2).

Below is a breakdown of other COVID-19 activity in the local area:

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 16,415 – increase of 187
  • Men: 7,135
  • Women: 9,002
  • Non-residents: 61
  • People listed as unknown: 217
  • Deaths: 320
  • Hospitalizations: 1,331

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 1,819 – increase of 65
  • Age range of victims: 1 to 99 years of age
  • Median age: 57
  • Men: 904
  • Women: 870
  • Non-residents: 9
  • People listed as unknown: 36
  • Deaths: 48
  • Hospitalizations: 208
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (493), Wildwood (338), Coleman (275), Bushnell (268) and Oxford (107).

MARION COUNTY

  • Cases: 8,321 – increase of 60
  • Age range of victims: Under 1 to 106 years of age
  • Median age: 42
  • Men: 3,321
  • Women: 4,926
  • Non-residents: 13
  • People listed as unknown: 61
  • Deaths: 169
  • Hospitalizations: 730
  • Cities with most cases: Ocala (6,562), Summerfield (332), Belleview (305), Dunnellon (270) and Citra (159).

All told, Florida is reporting 615,806 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 3,815 from Thursday to Friday. Of those, 609,074 are residents. There have been 11,099 deaths and 38,029 people have been hospitalized across the Sunshine State. Those numbers show 88 more deaths since Thursday and an additional 311 people requiring hospital care.

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