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Friday, November 20, 2020

2 more local COVID-19 deaths as new cases crop up across Lake County

Two more local residents have died of COVID-19 as new cases of the deadly virus continue to be identified throughout Lake County.

One of the latest fatalities was a resident of Sumter County and the other one lived in Sumter County. They were described Thursday by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 92-year-old Sumter County woman who tested positive Nov. 4; and
  • 56-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Sept. 16.

Lake County is now reporting 9,872 cases – an increase of 57 from Wednesday to Thursday – among 4,539 men, 5,129 women, 77 non-residents and 127 people listed as unknown. A total of 733 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 282 in correctional facilities. There have been 243 deaths and 805 people treated in area hospitals.

Leesburg is reporting 1,593 cases – an increase of 10 in a 24-hour period. Others have been reported in Clermont (2,516), Tavares (853), Eustis (802), Mount Dora (744), Groveland (666), Lady Lake (434), Minneola (261), Mascotte (242), Sorrento (237), Fruitland Park (222), Umatilla (198), Montverde (145), Grand Island (109), Astatula (72), Howey-in-the-Hills (72), The Villages (49), Astor (47), Altoona (40), Yalaha (36), Paisley (36), 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: 25,163 – increase of 184
  • Men: 11,348
  • Women: 13,535
  • Non-residents: 129
  • People listed as unknown: 151
  • Deaths: 706
  • Hospitalizations: 2,239

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 3,230 – increase of 18
  • Men: 1,817
  • Women: 1,377
  • Non-residents: 19
  • People listed as unknown: 17
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 226
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 799
  • Deaths: 91
  • Hospitalizations: 309
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (906), Coleman (712), Wildwood (485), Bushnell (368, 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 113 cases among five inmates and 108 staff members.

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,872 – increase of 57
  • Men: 4,539
  • Women: 5,129
  • Non-residents: 77
  • People listed as unknown: 127
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 733
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 282
  • Deaths: 243
  • Hospitalizations: 805
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (2,516), Leesburg (1,593), Tavares (853), Eustis (802) and Mount Dora (744).

All told, Florida is reporting 914,333 cases – an increase of 9,085 from Wednesday to Thursday. Of those, 901,234 are residents. A total of 54,391 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 25,340 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 18,030 deaths and 52,865 people have been hospitalized.

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