Ten Sumter County residents have now tested positive for the Coronavirus, with four of those being hospitalized.
All 10 are residents of the county that contains the vast majority of Villages home, as well as the ones currently being built in the mega-retirement community. The ages of the patients – two women and eight men, including 67-year-old Village of Monarch Grove resident Tony Perry – are 66 to 78, with an average age of 71. Six of the cases are travel related, while two are not and two are unknown.
Fourteen cases have been reported in Lake County, where four people also are hospitalized. Eight of the patients are men and six are women, including a resident of the Lady Lake Mobile Home Park. The age range is 21 to 80, with an average age of 58. Seven cases are travel-related, five are not and two remain unknown when it comes to recent travel.
Marion County continues to hold steady at four patients – three women and one man – with no hospitalizations. They range in age from 40 to 68, with an average age of 54. Three of the cases have been identified as travel related and the fourth one is unknown.
All told, 1, 412 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Florida, which includes 1,330 Sunshine State residents and 82 non-residents. Eighteen Floridians have died from the illness and 1,249 are being monitored.