Forty-five people in the tri-county area have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus – 18 of whom reside in Sumter County.
Eleven of those Sumter County residents are men and seven are women. They range in age from 49 to 79, with an average age of 66. Eleven have been deemed travel-related cases, while four are not and three remain unknown.
Seven of the Sumter County patients – including 67-year-old Village of Monarch Grove resident Tony Perry – remained hospitalized. Sumter County contains the vast majority of Villages homes and the mega-retirement community is quickly continuing to expand in the Villages of Southern Oaks and into Leesburg.
Twenty-two people in Lake County, including one non-resident, have tested positive for the Coronavirus. Ten are men, 12 are women – including a woman in her 60s who lives in the Lady Lake Mobile Home Park – and six remain hospitalized. Their ages range from 18 to 84, with an average age of 55. Eight cases are travel related, six are not and eight remain unknown.
In Marion County, only five residents have been diagnosed with the virus. Three are women and two are men, ranging in age from 40 to 68, with an average age of 55. Three of the cases are travel related, two are not and none of the patients currently are hospitalized.
All told, Florida is reporting 1,977 positive results – 1,867 Sunshine State residents and 110 non-residents. There have been 23 deaths and 1,665 people currently are being monitored for the potentially deadly virus.