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Monday, May 16, 2022

Sumter County’s COVID-19 positivity rate climbs to 23.16 percent

Sumter County’s COVID-19 positivity rate climbed this past week to 23.16 percent.

Overall, the daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 cases throughout Florida was 29.3 percent. Marion County last week was running ahead of the state average with a 31.3 percent positivity rate. The positivity rate in Lake County was at 27 percent.

A COVID-19 testing site on County Road 466 near the Hampton Inn in The Villages continues to see a steady stream of cars entering its facility.

The Florida Department of Health has issued updated testing guidance and recommendations to maximize the benefits of COVID-19 testing in Florida. A copy of the full COVID-19 testing guidance can be found here.

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Opinions submitted by residents in and around The Villages

We need to hold our elected leaders accountable

In a Letter to the Editor, a Villager contends we need to hold elected leaders accountable and they should maintain the lifestyle residents bought into.

It’s wrong to picket the homes of U.S. Supreme Court justices

A Village of De La Vista resident says it’s wrong to picket the homes of U.S. Supreme Court justices over the leaked Roe v. Wade opinion. Read his Letter to the Editor.

We need more seating at Brownwood and not a windmill and water tower

A Village of Dunedin resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends we need more seating at Brownwood and not a windmill and water tower.

Punishing Disney is wrong

A Village of Chitty Chatty resident writes that Disney has been paying its fair share and should not be punished by elected officials. Read his Letter to the Editor.

It is scary what is happening to the United States of America

A resident of the Haciendas of Mission Hills reacts to a previous Letter to the Editor asking, “What has become of our country?”

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