DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (April 26)
April 26, 2021
OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 30,479 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 41 cases from April 25. Of Marion COVID-19 tests from April 25, 9.41% were positive. The daily positivity rate for all COVID-19 tests in Florida on April 25 was 7.28%.
The average median age of residents who test positive for COVID-19 has steadily trended downward the past several months. On Marion’s Jan. 25 COVID-19 report, the 14-day median age average of newly diagnosed cases was 48.2 years old. On Marion’s April 25 COVID-19 report, the 14-day median age average of newly diagnosed cases was 38.2 years old.
“Our cases are trending younger now as more of our older residents have received their COVID-19 vaccinations,” said Department of Health in Marion County Administrator Mark Lander. “We are seeing an increase in new cases of COVID-19, however, from where we were in March. This means it continues to be important that more residents take precautions and get vaccinated to help reduce the number of new infections that we see locally.”
From COVID-19 case reports over the past seven days, Marion saw an average of:
- 59.9 new cases reported per day
- 7.02% daily positivity rate
- 0.6 COVID-19 related deaths reported per day
In comparison, during the month of March, Marion saw an average of:
- 45 new cases reported per day
- 5.2% daily positivity rate
- 4.13 COVID-19 related deaths reported per day
COVID-19 testing will be held at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala) on Wednesdays only in the month of May. Testing will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates: May 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Additional COVID-19 testing continues to be widely available locally, including through pharmacies, urgent care facilities and some physicians’ offices.
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