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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (July 6)

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OCALA, Fla.—Marion County continues to see a substantial increase in positive COVID-19 cases locally. The county has added 736 cases since June 1, for a total of 986 cases since the first official case in March. Key themes in new cases have been attending large gatherings and being in crowded places or closed spaces with poor ventilation and close conversations.

“COVID-19 is present in our community and remains a concern,” said Florida Department of Health in Marion County Administrator Mark Lander. “Our daily positive test rate remains high; it is vital that you embrace the mitigation practices and precautions that help prevent the spread of the virus.”

The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness. Wash your hands with soap & water. Cover your coughs & sneezes with your arm, not your hands. If you're sick, stay at home & avoid crowds.


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