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Sunday, January 17, 2021

2 more local COVID-19 deaths as cases continue to rise across Lake County

COVID-19 has claimed two more local residents as new cases of the deadly virus continued to be reported across Lake County.

One of the latest fatalities was a Lake County resident and the other one lived in Marion County. They are among the 795 deaths that have been reported in the tri-county area since the virus first hit Florida in March.

Lake County is reporting 12,291 cases – an increase of 155 in a 24-hour period. There have been 271 deaths and 910 people have been hospitalized.

Leesburg is reporting 1,961 cases – an increase of 15 in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Clermont (3,275), Eustis (1,001), Tavares (998), Mount Dora (949), Groveland (853), Lady Lake (622), Sorrento (331), Minneola (328), Fruitland Park (296), Mascotte (287), Umatilla (272), Montverde (172), Grand Island (132), Howey-in-the-Hills (94), Astatula (89), The Villages (75), Altoona (61), Astor (56), Paisley (52), Yalaha (36), Okahumpka (21), Ferndale (8) and Mount Plymouth (6).

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

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 31,155 – increase of 288
  • Deaths: 795
  • Hospitalizations: 2,472

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 4,015 – increase of 28
  • Deaths: 102
  • Hospitalizations: 350
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (1,474), Coleman (727), Wildwood (574), Bushnell (475) and Oxford (203).

MARION COUNTY

  • Cases: 14,849 – increase of 105
  • Deaths: 422
  • Hospitalizations: 1,212
  • Cities with most cases: Ocala (11,365), Summerfield (737), Dunnellon (608), Belleview (577) and Citra (262).

All told, Florida is reporting 1,125,931 cases – an increase of 8,958 from Saturday to Sunday. Of those, 1,107,103 are residents. A total of 59,451 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 26,080 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 20,133 deaths and 58,127 people have been hospitalized.

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