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Marion County COVID-19 case tally reaches 55

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

April 06, 2020

 

OCALA, Fla.—Marion County received confirmation of five additional cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, today. This brings Marion County’s total case count to 55 (as of 6 p.m. today).

The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are a 26-year-old female, two 29-year-old females, a 42-year-old female, and a 44-year-old female. Two are from Summerfield; one each are from Belleview, Silver Springs, and Ocala. For more detailed information, including zip code level data of all Marion cases, view Florida’s COVID-19 Data.

How to Get Tested

Residents can get tested for COVID-19 at multiple places in Marion County. Places offering testing include the Department of Health, Heart of Florida Health Center, Langley Medical Center, and some primary care providers.   

Testing at the Department of Health

Individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 AND who meet one or more of the following categories should call the Department of Health in Marion County’s 24/7 COVID-19 hotline (352-644-2590) to schedule an appointment:

  • Over age 65
  • Over age 50 and have diabetes or cardiovascular disease
  • Health care worker
  • First responder
  • Recent traveler to any international locations or domestic locations (New York tri-state area, California, Louisiana, etc.) currently impacted by COVID-19

Testing at Another Medical Provider’s Facility

Contact your primary care provider to see about the possibility of testing at the provider’s office if you would like to be tested but don’t meet the above criteria for testing at the Department of Health.

If you do not have a primary care provider or if your primary care provider is unable to test, contact the following to see if you qualify for screening:

For more guidance

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Florida, visit floridahealthcovid19.gov. For general questions about COVID-19, call the state hotline (866-779-6121), local hotline (352-644-2590), or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov. Individuals can also follow the Department of Health in Marion County on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FLHealthMarion for the latest updates on COVID-19 in Marion.