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2 more local COVID-19 deaths as new cases spike in and around The Villages

Two more local residents have died of COVID-19 as new cases of the deadly virus continue to crop up in and around The Villages.

One of the latest fatalities was a resident of Sumter County and the other one lived in Sumter County. They were described Thursday by the Florida Department of Health as:

  • 92-year-old Sumter County woman who tested positive Nov. 4; and
  • 56-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Sept. 16.

Thirty new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday in and around The Villages. Those include:

  • The Villages (Sumter, Lake and Marion counties) up 13 for a total of 965;
  • Leesburg up 10 for a total of 1,593;
  • Lady Lake up four for a total of 434;
  • Summerfield up two for a total of 497; and
  • Belleview up one for a total of 439.

Sumter County is now reporting 3,230 cases – an increase of 18 from Wednesday to Thursday – among 1,817 men, 1,377 women, 19 non-residents and 17 people listed as unknown. A total of 226 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 799 in correctional facilities. There have been 91 deaths and 309 people treated in area hospitals.

The Village continues to lead Sumter County with 906 cases – an increase of 13 in a 24-hour period. Others have been identified in Coleman (712), Wildwood (485), Bushnell (368, 154 of which are at the Sumter Correctional Institution among 106 inmates and 48 staff members), Oxford (152), Webster (117), Lake Panasoffkee (92), Center Hill (63), Sumterville (59) and the Lady Lake portion of the county (51). The federal prison in Coleman also is reporting 113 cases among five inmates and 108 staff members.

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

TRI-COUNTY AREA

  • Cases: 25,163 – increase of 184
  • Men: 11,348
  • Women: 13,535
  • Non-residents: 129
  • People listed as unknown: 151
  • Deaths: 706
  • Hospitalizations: 2,239

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 9,872 – increase of 57
  • Men: 4,539
  • Women: 5,129
  • Non-residents: 77
  • People listed as unknown: 127
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 733
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 282
  • Deaths: 243
  • Hospitalizations: 805
  • Cities with most cases: Clermont (2,516), Leesburg (1,593), Tavares (853), Eustis (802) and Mount Dora (744). The Villages also is reporting 49 cases.

MARION COUNTY

  • Cases: 12,061 – increase of 109
  • Men: 4,992
  • Women: 7,029
  • Non-residents: 33
  • People listed as unknown: 7
  • Cases in long-term care facilities: 1,164
  • Cases in correctional facilities: 2,260
  • Deaths: 372
  • Hospitalizations: 1,141
  • Cities with most cases: Ocala (9,031), Summerfield (497), Dunnellon (441), Belleview (439) and Citra (206). The Villages is reporting 10 cases. A total of 1,428 cases have been reported among inmates (1,318) and staff members (110) at Lowell Correctional Institution and Marion Correctional Institution.

All told, Florida is reporting 914,333 cases – an increase of 9,085 from Wednesday to Thursday. Of those, 901,234 are residents. A total of 54,391 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 25,340 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 18,030 deaths and 52,865 people have been hospitalized.

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