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4 more local COVID-19 deaths but tri-county reports just 19 new cases

Four more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 but the tri-county area added just 19 new cases from Monday to Tuesday, with only one being reported in each Sumter and Marion counties.

All four of the fatalities were Marion County residents. They were identified Tuesday by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 95-year-old woman who tested positive Aug. 12;
  • 84-year-old man who tested positive Aug. 21;
  • 84-year-old man who tested positive Aug. 23; and
  • 86-year-old man who tested positive Sept. 1.

Only nine new COVID-19 cases were reported in and around The Villages on Tuesday. Those include:

  • The Villages (Sumter, Lake and Marion counties) up one for a total of 567;
  • Leesburg up four for a total of 1,1116;
  • Fruitland Park up two for a total of 139; and
  • Belleview up one for a total of 330.

Sumter County is now reporting 2,049 cases – an increase of one from Monday to Tuesday – among 1,023 men, 954 women, nine non-residents and 13people listed as unknown. A total of 189 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 460 in correctional facilities. There have been 55 deaths and 224 people treated in area hospitals.

The Villages continues to pace Sumter County with 532 cases – an increase of one in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Wildwood (380), Coleman (370), Bushnell (278, 136 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 103 inmates and 33 staff members), Oxford (116), Webster (82), Lake Panasoffkee (79), Center Hill (47), Sumterville (40) and the Lady Lake portion of the county (35). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 362 cases among 260 inmates and 102 staff members.

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

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 17,771 – increase of 19
  • Men: 7,766
  • Women: 9,732
  • Non-residents: 70
  • People listed as unknown: 203
  • Deaths: 408
  • Hospitalizations: 1,521

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 6,841 – increase of 17
  • Men: 3,155
  • Women: 3,501
  • Non-residents: 47
  • People listed as unknown: 138
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 470
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 163
  • Deaths: 128
  • Hospitalizations: 470
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (1,710), Leesburg (1,116), Tavares (711), Eustis (547) and Mount Dora (531). The Villages also is reporting 30 cases.

MARION COUNTY

  • Cases: 8,881 – increase of 1
  • Men: 3,538
  • Women: 5,277
  • Non-residents: 14
  • People listed as unknown: 52
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 843
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 2,203
  • Deaths: 225
  • Hospitalizations: 827
  • Cities with most cases: Ocala (6,984), Summerfield (348), Belleview (330), Dunnellon (290) and Citra (165). The Villages also is reporting five cases.

All told, Florida is reporting 650,092 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 1,823 from Monday to Tuesday. Of those, 642,775 are residents. A total of 41,989 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 21,127 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 12,067 deaths and 40,195 people have been hospitalized across the Sunshine State.

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