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Ocala resident passes away from COVID-19

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

April 12, 2020


OCALA, Fla.—A 49-year-old female from Marion County passed away this weekend after contracting COVID-19. She was an Ocala resident and did not have any underlying health conditions. This is the third death related to COVID-19 in Marion County.

“We are saddened to report the passing of a member of our community,” said Florida Department of Health in Marion County Administrator Mark Lander. “Our deepest condolences go out to her family and loved ones.”

As of 6 p.m., Sunday, April 12, Marion County has seen 93 total COVID-19 cases. For more detailed information, including zip code level data of all Marion cases, view Florida’s COVID-19DataandSurveillanceDashboard.

For more guidance

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