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Saturday, December 3, 2022

CDC data shows COVID hospitalizations up 64 percent in Sumter County

COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by 64 percent in Sumter County, according to tracking information on the Centers for Disease Control website.

It would stand to reason that the majority of those admissions were at UF Health-The Villages Hospital, the largest hospital in Sumter County.

The positivity rate for COVID-19 was at 15.21 percent last week in Sumter County, according to the CDC. That was un uptick of 1.35 percent over the previous week.

In Marion County, the positivity rate last week was 25.64 percent, up 6.54 percent. Hospital admissions related to COVID-19 were up by 77 percent.

In Lake County, the positivity rate stood at 22.72 percent, climbing 5.43 percent. COVID-19 hospital admissions were up 38.10 percent in Lake County, according to the CDC data.

There were 409 deaths statewide during the same reporting period.

Wal-Mart and Publix have announced that employees will return to wearing masks.

Masks will remain optional for students at The Villages Charter School which begins classes this week.

Good to see residents agree it’s time to end anonymous complaints

A Village of Liberty Park resident is glad to see that residents agree it’s time to end anonymous complaints. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Villages ID should be required at pools

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Lynnhaven resident writes that IDs should be required at swimming pools.

Scary situation at The Villages Hospital

In a Letter to the Editor, a Villager describes a scary situation that occurred at The Villages Hospital.

I’ll never recommend The Villages Hospital for emergency treatment

A Village of Sabal Chase resident describes a terribly painful experience at UF Health-The Villages Hospital. Read his Letter to the Editor.

There should be a law against begging

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Piedmont resident contends that there should be a law against begging, particularly when children are at risk.