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5 more local residents succumb to COVID-19 as Leesburg-area cases increase

Five more area residents have died of COVID-19 as the Leesburg area continues to see an increase in new cases of the potentially deadly virus.

Three of the latest fatalities lived in Marion County, one lived Lake County and the other one was a resident of Sumter County. They were identified Thursday by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 70-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Aug. 11;
  • 80-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Sept. 7;
  • 81-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Sept. 15;
  • 83-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Sept. 9; and
  • 88-year-old Sumter County man who tested positive Aug. 15.

Lake County is now reporting 8,047 cases – an increase of 35 from Wednesday to Thursday – among 3,709 men, 4,180 women, 52 non-residents and 106 people listed as unknown. A total of 651 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 267 in correctional facilities. There have been 211 deaths and 688 people treated in area hospitals.

Leesburg is reporting 1,335 cases – an increase of seven in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Clermont (1,997), Tavares (762), Eustis (633), Mount Dora (617), Groveland (558), Lady Lake (343), Mascotte (231), Minneola (219), Fruitland Park (180), Sorrento (178), Umatilla (162), Montverde (124), Grand Island (90), Astatula (62), Howey-in-the-Hills (53), The Villages (41), Astor (37), Altoona (36), Yalaha (32), Paisley (31), Okahumpka (18), Ferndale (5) and Mount Plymouth (3).

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

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 21,064 – increase of 94
  • Men: 9,443
  • Women: 11,414
  • Non-residents: 82
  • People listed as unknown: 125
  • Deaths: 623
  • Hospitalizations: 1,984

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 2,716 – increase of 16
  • Men: 1,540
  • Women: 1,155
  • Non-residents: 10
  • People listed as unknown: 11
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 205
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 738
  • Deaths: 78
  • Hospitalizations: 270
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (701), Coleman (655), Wildwood (443), Bushnell (322, 140 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 37 staff members) and Oxford (138). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 206 cases among 103 inmates and 103 staff members.

MARION COUNTY

  • Cases: 10,301 – increase of 43
  • Men: 4,194
  • Women: 6,079
  • Non-residents: 20
  • People listed as unknown: 8
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 1,048
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 2,235
  • Deaths: 334
  • Hospitalizations: 1,026
  • Cities with most cases: Ocala (7,895), Summerfield (419), Belleview (371), Dunnellon (354) and Citra (192). The Villages is reporting five cases. A total of 1,424 cases have been reported among inmates (1,318) and staff members (106) at Lowell Correctional Institution and Marion Correctional Institution.

All told, Florida is reporting 744,988 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 3,356 from Wednesday to Thursday. Of those, 735,685 are residents. A total of 48,990 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 23,627 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 15,932 deaths and 46,693 people have been hospitalized.

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