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Thursday, November 19, 2020

New cases of COVID-19 continue to mount across tri-county area

Eighty-five new COVID-19 cases were identified Monday in the tri-county area as Florida saw a significant increase in new cases of the potentially deadly virus.

All told, Florida is now reporting 889,864 cases – an increase of 4,663 from Sunday to Monday. Of those, 877,340 are residents. A total of 53,618 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 25,222 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 17,775 deaths and 52,019 people have been hospitalized.

Lake County is now reporting 9,665 cases – an increase of 42 from Sunday to Monday – among 4,438 men, 5,030 women, 71 non-residents and 126 people listed as unknown. A total of 730 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 282 in correctional facilities. There have been 243 deaths and 782 people treated in area hospitals.

Leesburg is reporting 1,561 cases – an increase of four in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Clermont (2,459), Tavares (842), Eustis (784), Mount Dora (727), Groveland (658), Lady Lake (421), Minneola (255), Mascotte (240), Sorrento (235), Fruitland Park (219), Umatilla (196), Montverde (145), Grand Island (104), Astatula (72), Howey-in-the-Hills (69), The Villages (46), Astor (45), Altoona (40), Yalaha (36), Paisley (35), 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: 24,607 – increase of 85
  • Men: 11,070
  • Women: 13,262
  • Non-residents: 121
  • People listed as unknown: 154
  • Deaths: 696
  • Hospitalizations: 2,205

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 3,164 – increase of 4
  • Men: 1,789
  • Women: 1,340
  • Non-residents: 18
  • People listed as unknown: 17
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 225
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 799
  • Deaths: 89
  • Hospitalizations: 303
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (869), Coleman (714), Wildwood (483), Bushnell (364, 154 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 106 inmates and 48 staff members) and Oxford (152). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 135 cases among 27 inmates and 108 staff members.

MARION COUNTY

  • Cases: 11,778 – increase of 39
  • Men: 4,843
  • Women: 6,892
  • Non-residents: 32
  • People listed as unknown: 11
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 1,155
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 2,256
  • Deaths: 364
  • Hospitalizations: 1,120
  • Cities with most cases: Ocala (8,850), Summerfield (488), Dunnellon (428), Belleview (426) and Citra (205). A total of 1,426 cases have been reported among inmates (1,318) and staff members (108) at Lowell Correctional Institution and Marion Correctional Institution.

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