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One more local COVID-19 death as Lake County tops 30,000 cases of virus

One more local resident has died of COVID-19 as Lake County surpassed a milestone Thursday related to the deadly virus.

The latest tri-county-area death was reported in Lake County and is among the 1,882 in the local area, the 36,648 in Florida and the 584,276 across the country, according to statistics provided by the Florida Department of Health and John Hopkins University.

Lake County is now reporting 30,075 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 78 in a 24-hour period. There have been 639 deaths and 1,553 people have been hospitalized. A total of 172,089 people have been vaccinated, with 141,607 receiving both doses.

Leesburg is now reporting 4,503 cases – an overnight increase of 10. Others have been identified in Clermont (8,064), Eustis (2,632), Mount Dora (2,171), Groveland (2,074), Tavares (2,054), Lady Lake (1,727), Minneola (942), Sorrento (874), Fruitland Park (856), Umatilla (777), Mascotte (621), Grand Island (382), Montverde (368), Astatula (226), Howey-in-the-Hills (225), Altoona (205), The Villages (188), Paisley (168), Astor (115), Yalaha (86), Okahumpka (58), Mount Plymouth (13) and Ferndale (9).

All told, Florida is reporting 2,282,613 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 4,064 from Wednesday to Thursday. Of those, 2,239,982 are residents. A total of 85,413 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 32,627 in correctional facilities. Across the state, 92,742 people have been hospitalized.

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

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 70,854 – increase of 130
  • Deaths: 1,882
  • Hospitalizations: 4,332

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,374 – increase of 5
  • Deaths: 278
  • Hospitalizations: 580
  • Vaccinations: 84,526 (74,372 both doses)
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (4,266), Wildwood (1,100), Bushnell (1,043), Coleman (854) and Oxford (548).

MARION COUNTY

  • Cases: 31,405 – increase of 47
  • Deaths: 965
  • Hospitalizations: 2,199
  • Vaccinations: 139,656 (115,031 both doses)
  • Cities with most cases: Ocala (22,956), Summerfield (1,936), Dunnellon (1,461), Belleview (1,384) and Silver Springs (690).

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