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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

3 more local COVID-19 deaths as cases continue to mount across Florida

Three more local residents have died of COVID-19 as new cases of the virus continued to be reported across the Sunshine State.

Marion County added two deaths since Saturday, while the third fatality was in Sumter County. They are among the 1,835 tri-county area deaths, the 35,142 in Florida and the 567,557 across the country, statistics from the Florida Department of Health and Johns Hopkins University show.

Florida is reporting 2,173,138 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 11,071 from Saturday to Monday. Of those, 2,132,308 are residents. A total of 83,957 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 31,971 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 35,142 deaths and 88,274 people have been hospitalized.

All told, Lake County is reporting 28,379 COVID-19 cases. There have been 620 deaths and 1,479 people hospitalized. A total of 153,220 people have been vaccinated, with 102,889 receiving both doses.

Leesburg is now reporting 4,281 cases. Others have been identified in Clermont (7,558), Eustis (2,477), Mount Dora (2,093), Tavares (1,982), Groveland (1,927), Lady Lake (1,657), Minneola (854), Sorrento (815), Fruitland Park (809), Umatilla (735), Mascotte (566), Grand Island (359), Montverde (345), Astatula (222), Howey-in-the-Hills (208), Altoona (199), The Villages (182), Paisley (158), Astor (108), Yalaha (79), Okahumpka (57), Mount Plymouth (13) and Ferndale (9).

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

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 67,546
  • Deaths: 270
  • Hospitalizations: 570

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,101
  • Deaths: 2709
  • Hospitalizations: 570
  • Vaccinations: 80,604 (65,411 both doses)
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (4,207), Wildwood (1,056), Bushnell (996), Coleman (851) and Oxford (520).

MARION COUNTY

  • Cases: 30,060
  • Deaths: 945
  • Hospitalizations: 2,073
  • Vaccinations: 123,540 (84,634 both doses)
  • Cities with most cases: Ocala (21,973), Summerfield (1,884), Dunnellon (1,389), Belleview (1,325) and Silver Springs (657).

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