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4 more local COVID-19 deaths as 400,000-plus local residents vaccinated

Four more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as more than 9.7 million Floridians and 403,000 tri-county area residents have been vaccinated against the deadly virus.

All four of the latest local fatalities were in Marion County. They are among the 1,898 tri-county deaths, the 36,999 in Florida and the 587,640 across the country, statistics from the Florida Department of Health and Johns Hopkins University show.

As of Wednesday, 9,749,726 Floridians had been vaccinated against the deadly disease, with 7,021,053 receiving both doses. Locally, 403,013 people have received the vaccines, with 341,118 receiving the completed series. Those numbers break down as:

  • Lake County – 168,240 (140,595 both doses);
  • Sumter County – 85,832 (75,621 both doses); and
  • Marion County – 148,941 (124,902 both doses).

All told, Florida is reporting 2,299,596 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 2,811 in a 24-hour period. Of those, 2,256,645 are residents. A total of 85,667 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 32,750 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 36,999 deaths and 93,598 people have been hospitalized.

Locally, Lake County is reporting 30,468 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 66 in a 24-hour period. There have been 645 deaths and 1,569 people have been hospitalized.

Leesburg is now reporting 4,543 cases – an overnight increase of five. Others have been identified in Clermont (8,178), Eustis (2,659), Mount Dora (2,189), Groveland (2,103), Tavares (2,076), Lady Lake (1,749), Minneola (959), Sorrento (889), Fruitland Park (866), Umatilla (796), Mascotte (641), Grand Island (386), Montverde (371), Howey-in-the-Hills (230), Astatula (229), Altoona (207), The Villages (189), Paisley (175), Astor (116), Yalaha (87), Okahumpka (58), Mount Plymouth (13) and Ferndale (9).

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

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 71,473 – increase of 95
  • Deaths: 1,898
  • Hospitalizations: 4,370

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,413 – increase of 7
  • Deaths: 278
  • Hospitalizations: 584
  • Areas/cities with most cases: The Villages (4,276), Wildwood (1,103), Bushnell (1,051), Coleman (854) and Oxford (550).

MARION COUNTY

  • Cases: 31,592 – increase of 22
  • Deaths: 975
  • Hospitalizations: 2,217
  • Cities with most cases: Ocala (23,075), Summerfield (1,945), Dunnellon (1,473), Belleview (1,392) and Silver Springs (698).

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