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2 more local COVID-19 deaths as Lake County hits milestone in number of cases

Two more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Lake County surpassed 10,000 cumulative cases of the deadly virus Saturday.

One of the fatalities was a 94-year-old Lake County woman who tested positive Nov. 16 and the other one was an 84-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Nov. 3, according to a report released by the Florida Department of Health.

Lake County is now reporting 10,012 cases – an increase of 66 from Friday to Saturday – among 4,609 men, 5,194 women, 79 non-residents and 130 people listed as unknown. A total of 738 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 283 in correctional facilities. There have been 244 deaths and 814 people treated in area hospitals.

Leesburg is reporting 1,614 cases – an increase of 10 in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Clermont (2,559), Tavares (861), Eustis (813), Mount Dora (756), Groveland (674), Lady Lake (439), Minneola (265), Sorrento (244), Mascotte (242), Fruitland Park (223), Umatilla (203), Montverde (146), Grand Island (112), Astatula (72), Howey-in-the-Hills (72), The Villages (52), Astor (47), Altoona (40), Paisley (37), Yalaha (36), Okahumpka (19), Ferndale (5) and Mount Plymouth (3).

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

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 25,632 – increase of 218
  • Men: 11,552
  • Women: 13,790
  • Non-residents: 132
  • People listed as unknown: 158
  • Deaths: 710
  • Hospitalizations: 2,275

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 3,279 – increase of 31
  • Men: 1,842
  • Women: 1,400
  • Non-residents: 19
  • People listed as unknown: 18
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 226
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 800
  • Deaths: 92
  • Hospitalizations: 312
  • Area/cities with most cases: The Villages (933), Coleman (713), Wildwood (488), Bushnell (371, 156 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 106 inmates and 50 staff members) and Oxford (156). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 115 cases among seven inmates and 108 staff members.

MARION COUNTY

  • Cases: 12,341 – increase of 121
  • Men: 5,101
  • Women: 7,196
  • Non-residents: 34
  • People listed as unknown: 10
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 1,184
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 2,260
  • Deaths: 374
  • Hospitalizations: 1,149
  • Cities with most cases: Ocala (9,217), Summerfield (506), Dunnellon (459), Belleview (456) and Citra (210). A total of 1,429 cases have been reported among inmates (1,318) and staff members (111) at Lowell Correctional Institution and Marion Correctional Institution.

All told, Florida is reporting 931,827 cases – an increase of 8,409 from Friday to Saturday. Of those, 918,240 are residents. A total of 54,904 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 25,417 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 18,152 deaths and 53,266 people have been hospitalized.

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