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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update 8-20-2021

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

August 20, 2021

 

OCALA, Fla.—According to the most recent state report, Marion County is reporting 44,028 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of Aug. 19. This is an increase of 2,840 cases from the previous week. Of Marion COVID-19 cases from Aug. 13–19, 30% tested positive. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 cases in Florida was 19.8%.

Marion’s cases and positivity rates continue to increase. From COVID-19 cases reported over the past seven days (cases reported Aug 13–19), Marion saw:

 

  • An average of 405.7 new cases per day
  • 30.0% positivity rate.
  • A total of 3,756 people vaccinated


From cases reported Aug. 6–12, Marion saw:

 

  • An average of 379.3 new cases per day
  • 27.4% positivity rate.
  • A total of 4,740 people vaccinated


From cases reported July 30–Aug. 5, Marion saw:

 

  • An average of 343.1 new cases per day
  • 27.0% positivity rate.
  • A total of 4,507 people vaccinated


From cases reported July 23–29, Marion saw:

 

  • An average of 268.7 new cases per day
  • 24.5% positivity rate.
  • A total of 3,720 people vaccinated


From cases reported July 16–22, Marion saw:

 

  • An average of 150.8 new cases per day
  • 18.5% positivity rate.
  • A total of 2,025 people vaccinated


From cases reported July 9–15, Marion saw:

 

  • An average of 93.1 new cases per day
  • 14.7% positivity rate
  • A total of 1,384 people vaccinated


From cases reported July 2–8, Marion saw:

 

  • An average of 35.8 new cases per day
  • 8.6% positivity rate
  • A total of 969 people vaccinated

“The number of cases per day continues to rise in Marion County,” said Department of Health in Marion County Administrator Mark Lander, “while the number of people getting vaccinated decreased this week. There are many places where you can get the vaccine for free, including the health department. Vaccines are still the best tool for preventing serious illness from COVID-19.”

You can visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov and use the Vaccine Locator to find vaccination sites near you.

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Visit http://marion.floridahealth.gov, www.marionflcovid.org and www.twitter.com/flhealthmarion for the latest information on COVID-19 and vaccinations.