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DOH-Marion reports four new COVID-19 cases

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

April 11, 2020

 

OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting that five additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the case count to 87.

  • A 72-year-old male from Ocala
  • A 79-year-old female from Ocala with travel outside the state
  • A 59-year-old female from Ocala
  • A 28-year-old male from Ocala  

Ocala leads Marion’s current case count at 57 total cases reported. Summerfield has reported 13; Belleview four; Anthony, Citra and Dunnellon two each; and one case each in Reddick, Ocklawaha, Silver Springs, The Villages and an out-of-state resident. Two other non-residents are also included in the Marion County case count.

For more detailed information on all Marion cases (including zip code level data), view Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard.

Testing

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 urgent care facilities and primary care providers.

Individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath) AND 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
  • Have a doctor’s order for testing
  • 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

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:

Additional businesses that may be providing testing include (but are not limited to): Express Care of Ocala, Express Care of Belleview, Rainbow River Medical, Trinity Healthcare Medical Center, Premier Medical Associates, Lakeview Healthcare System and MedOne Urgent Care.

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 www.twitter.com/FLHealthMarion for the latest updates on COVID-19 in Marion.