Four more local residents – including a 100-year-old woman – failed to cope with COVID-19 when Sumter County passed 3,000 positive results and the three-county region topped 23,000 deadly virus infections.
The most recent deaths were all residents of Lake County. They were identified on Wednesday by the Florida Department of Health as:
- 55-year-old woman tested positive on September 24;
- 100-year-old grandmother had a positive result on September 30;
- The 68-year-old man tested positive on October 1; and
- A 75-year-old woman has a positive result on October 25.
Forty-one new COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday in and around The Villages. These include:
- Villages (Sumter, Lake and Marion counties) increased by 12 to a total of 857;
- Leesburg increased by 17 for a total of 1,480;
- Summerfield rose four for a total of 456;
- Lady Lake was three with a total of 391;
- Fruitland Park increased by three to a total of 201;
- Oxford up one for a total of 151; and
- Belleview increased by one out of a total of 404.
Sumter County is currently reporting 3,009 cases – an increase of 18 cases from Tuesday to Wednesday – out of 1,702 men, 1,281 women, 13 non-residents and 13 people listed as unknown. A total of 211 cases were reported in long-term care centers and 779 cases in correctional facilities. There have been 87 deaths and 291 people being treated in hospitals in the region.
Villages continue to increase Sumter County’s speed by 808 cases – an increase of 12 cases over a 24 hour period. In addition to the ones mentioned above at Oxford, others were identified in Coleman (691), Wildwood (470), Bushnell (354, 134 of whom were at Sumter Correctional Institute among 90 inmates and 44). employees), Webster (111), Lake Panasoffkee (86), Central Hill (60), Sumterville (57), and Lake Lady section of the county (45). The federal prisons in Coleman also reported 117 cases out of 16 inmates and 101 staff members.
Below is a breakdown of other COVID-19 activity in the local area:
- Case: 23,045 – an increase of 155
- Male: 10,361
- Female: 12,452
- Non-residents: 99
- People listed as unknown: 133
- Number of deaths: 669
- Number of hospitalizations: 2,118
- Case: 8,947 – an increase of 96
- Male: 4,123
- Female: 4,648
- Non-residents: 62
- People listed as unknown: 114
- In a long-term care facility: 715
- Cases in correctional institutions: 275
- Number of deaths: 232
- Number of hospitalizations: 744
- The cities with the most cases: Clermont (2,244), Leesburg (1,480), Tavares (803), Eustis (717) and Mount Dora (681). The village also reported 42 cases.
- Case: 11,089 – an increase of 41
- Male: 4,536
- Female: 6,523
- Non-residents: 24
- Those listed as unknown: 6
- In a long-term care facility: 1,102
- Cases in correctional institutions: 2,248
- Number of deaths: 350
- Number of hospitalizations: 1,083
- Cities with the most cases: Ocala (8,394), Summerfield (456), Belleview (404), Dunnellon (392) and Citra (199). The village is reporting seven cases. A total of 1,425 cases were reported between inmates (1,318) and staff (107) at Lowell Correctional Institution and Marion Correctional Institution.
All told, Florida is reporting 821,123 cases of COVID-19 – an increase of 4,423 from Tuesday to Wednesday. Of those, 810,256 are residents. A total of 51,563 cases were reported in long-term care centers and 24,502 in correctional facilities. Statewide, 17,131 people died and 49,889 were hospitalized.