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An additional 9 local residents died of COVID-19 due to the virus that attacked 2 long-term care facilities



An additional 9 local residents were unable to cope with COVID-19 as the virus continues to sweep through local long-term care facilities, Villages and surrounding communities.

Six of the latest deaths came from Lake County and the remaining two live in Marion County. They were identified by the Florida Department of Health on Saturday as:

  • An 81-year-old woman in Lake County tested positive on June 19 and recently came into contact with another patient;
  • The 55-year-old woman from Lake County tested positive on July 2;
  • The 85-year-old man from Lake County tested positive on July 18;
  • The 59-year-old man from Lake County tested positive on July 22;
  • A 67-year-old man from Lake County tested positive on July 24;
  • The 66-year-old man from Lake County tested positive on July 30;
  • A 70-year-old man in Marion County tested positive on July 1
    8, did not travel recently but was in contact with another patient;
  • The 81-year-old man in Marion County tested positive on July 22, did not travel recently but was in contact with another patient; and
  • A 94-year-old woman in Marion County tested positive on July 29, who recently did not travel but has been in contact with another patient.

17 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Sunday at two long-term care facilities in the Village area that were apparently struggling with the virus. These include:

  • Lady Lake Specialty Care, 630 Griffin Ave. (eight additional residents, another moved out of the facility and another employee); and
  • Cypress Care Center, 490 S. Old Wire Rd. in Wildwood (one additional resident and six additional residents moved out).

Fifty-three new cases were also reported in the Village and surrounding communities, bringing the total in the local area to 2,266. These include:

  • Villages increased by four to a total of 452;
  • Summerfield increased by 13 for a total of 260;
  • Leesburg increased by 12 for a total of 762;
  • Belleview was eight for a total of 220;
  • Wildwood was seven for a total of 207;
  • Fruitland Park increased four with a total of 98;
  • Oxford was three with a total of 81; and
  • Lady Lake was two with a total of 186.

Overall, the three-county area is reporting 12,617 cases – an increase of 197 cases from Friday to Saturday – out of 5,453 men, 6,984 women, 51 non-residents and 129 people listed as unknown. . 197 people died and 933 people were hospitalized.

Sumter County is currently reporting 1,284 cases – an increase of 47 cases over a 24-hour period – out of 653 men, 619 women, 8 non-residents, and 4 listed as unknown. There have been 41 deaths and 176 people being treated in hospitals in the area.

Bushnell has 231 cases – 129 of them are at the Sumter Correctional Institute out of 103 prisoners and 26 employees. Other species have been identified in Coleman (69), Lake Panasoffkee (66), Webster (63), Central Hill (36), Partial County Lake Lady (27) and Sumterville (27). The federal prisons in Coleman also reported 360 cases among 270 prisoners and 90 staff members.

Marion County continues to lead the tri-county region with 6,260 cases – an increase of 276 cases in 24 hours. These include 2,420 men, 3,794 women, 13 non-residents and 33 people listed as unknown. 89 people died and 484 were hospitalized.

Ocala continues to outpace Marion County with 4,941 cases – an increase of 178 cases overnight and 79% of total reported cases in the county. Others have been identified in Dunnellon (187), Citra (132), Reddick (75), Silver Springs (74), Ocklawaha (64), Weirsdale (34), Anthony (34), Fort McCoy (17), Orange Lake (8), Lowell (5), Sparr (5), Candler (3), East Lake (3), Morriston (2), Fairfield (2), Salt Springs (1), Williston (1) and McIntosh ( first). A total of 1,217 cases were reported between prisoners (1,158) and staff (59) at the Lowell Correctional Institution and Marion Correctional Institution.

Lake County had 5,023 cases – an increase of 115 in 24 hours – of 2,380 men, 2,571 women, 30 non-residents, and 92 listed as unknown. There have been 67 deaths and 273 people in need of hospital care.

Clermont continues to lead Lake Couty with 1,322 cases – an increase of 50 cases overnight. Other cases have been identified in Tavares (607), Eustis (424), Groveland (366), Mount Dora (336), Mascotte (175), Minneola (143)), Sorrento (131), Umatilla (94). , Montverde (80), Grand Island (50), Howey-in-the-Hills (34), Astatula (34), Yalaha (25), Astor (23), Altoona (20), Paisley (17), Okahumpka ( 12), Ferndale (5) and Mount Plymouth (3).

All told, Florida is reporting 526,577 COVID-19 cases – an increase of 8,502 from Friday through Saturday. Of which, 520,086 are residents. There have been 8,238 deaths and 30,251 hospitalizations across Sunshine State. Those numbers indicate 187 more deaths since Friday and an additional 521 people in need of hospital care.


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