3 More Local Deaths From COVID-19 As Florida And Tri-County Area Hit Case Count Milestones


Three more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as Florida surpassed 1.9 million cumulative cases and the tri-county area surpassed 60,000 positive results.

Two of the latest deaths were Marion County residents and the other lived in Lake County. They are among 1,577 deaths in the tri-county area, 31,280 in Florida and 511,764 nationwide.

In total, Florida reports 1,903,682 cases, an increase of 5,459 from Friday to Saturday. Of them, 1,868,769 are residents. A total of 81,123 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care facilities and 30,928 in correctional facilities. Across the state, there have been 31,280 deaths and 79,242 people have been hospitalized.

The tri-county area now reports 60,100 cases, an increase of 205 in a 24-hour period. A total of 3,530 residents of the area have also required some type of hospital care for the virus.

Locally, 53 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in and around The Villages on Saturday. These include:

  • The Villages (Sumter, Lake and Marion counties) were up 17 for a total of 4,135;
  • Leesburg is up 13 for a total of 3,806;
  • Summerfield raised 8 for a total of 1,736;
  • Belleview went up 6 for a total of 1,184;
  • Lady Lake climbed 5 for a total of 1,462;
  • Wildwood raises 3 for a total of 935; Y
  • Fruitland Park goes up 1 for a total of 669.

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

SUMTER COUNTY

  • Cases: 7,990 – increase of 25
  • Deaths: 238
  • Hospitalizations: 508
  • Areas / cities with the most cases: The Villages (3,790), Wildwood (935), Bushnell (849), Coleman (828) and Oxford (453).

LAKE COUNTY

  • Cases: 24,538 – increase of 93
  • Deaths: 555
  • Hospitalizations: 1,288
  • Cities with the most cases: Clermont (6,425), Leesburg (3,806), Eustis (2,179), Mount Dora (1,856) and Tavares (1,790). The Villages also reports 166 cases.

MARION COUNTY

  • Cases: 27,572 – increase of 87
  • Deaths: 784
  • Hospitalizations: 1,734
  • Cities with the most cases: Ocala (20,263), Summerfield (1,736), Dunnellon (1,250), Belleview (1,184), and Silver Springs (571). The Villages also reports 179 cases.

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