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Florida adds more than 6,600 new COVID-19 patients as state nears 2.2 million cases

Florida reported more than 6,600 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as the Sunshine State moved closer to 2.2 million cumulative cases of the deadly virus.

No new deaths were reported in the tri-county area but 84 more fatalities were identified across the state. They are among the 35,378 deaths in Florida and the 569,928 across the country, statistics from the Florida Department of Health and Johns Hopkins University show.

All told, Florida is reporting 2,191,038 positive results since March 2020 – an increase of 6,684 from Wednesday to Thursday. Of those, 2,149,932 are residents. A total of 84,258 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 32,122 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 35,378 deaths and 88,958 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Lake County is reporting 28,645 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 103 in a 24-hour period. There have been 622 deaths and 1,496 people have been hospitalized. A total of 156,838 people have been vaccinated, with 111,413 receiving both doses.

Leesburg is now reporting 4,308 cases – an overnight increase of eight. Others have been identified in Clermont (7,650), Eustis (2,497), Mount Dora (2,106), Tavares (1,998), Groveland (1,949), Lady Lake (1,670), Minneola (871), Sorrento (826), Fruitland Park (812), Umatilla (741), Mascotte (579), Grand Island (359), Montverde (347), Astatula (222), Howey-in-the-Hills (209), Altoona (200), The Villages (183), Paisley (160), Astor (109), Yalaha (80), 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: 68,042 – increase of 191
  • Deaths: 1,843
  • Hospitalizations: 4,160

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,163 – increase of 27
  • Deaths: 273
  • Hospitalizations: 572
  • Vaccinations: 81,957 (67,121 both doses)
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (4,220), Wildwood (1,066), Bushnell (1,006), Coleman (851) and Oxford (530).

MARION COUNTY

  • Cases: 30,234 – increase of 61
  • Deaths: 948
  • Hospitalizations: 2,092
  • Vaccinations: 126,888 (88,535 both doses)
  • Cities with most cases: Ocala (22,091), Summerfield (1,892), Dunnellon (1,398), Belleview (1,338) and Silver Springs (662).

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