DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (April 29)
April 29, 2020
OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 165 COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. today. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are:
- 21-year-old female from Summerfield
- 23-year-old female from Dunnellon
- 28-year-old female from Ocala
- 75-year-old male from Ocala
- 80-year-old female from Ocala
So far, 4,342 COVID-19 tests have been given in Marion County. Of those, 4,012 were negative. Individuals who tested positive for the virus have ranged in age from 2 to 96. Four Marion County residents have died after becoming ill with COVID-19.
Marion’s positive test rate is 3.8%; Florida’s positive test rate is 8.8%. Cases are classified by the person’s residence. The zip codes with the highest number of cases are:
- 34476 (Southwest Ocala/Shady area): 20
- 34491 (Summerfield area): 20
- 34473 (Marion Oaks area): 20
- 34472 (Shores area): 16
- 34471 (Ocala): 15
- 34474 (Ocala): 12
- 34470 (Ocala): 9
- 32113 (Citra): 7
- 34480 (Ocala/Belleview/Santos Area): 7
- 34481 (Ocala – Leroy Area): 7
- 34482 (Ocala – Fellowship Area): 6
You can be screened for testing by DOH-Marion by calling the local COVID-19 Call Center 24/7 at 352-644-2590. If you qualify for testing, staff will schedule an appointment for drive-up testing with you. Testing sites coordinated by DOH-Marion include the DOH-Marion Ocala office (1801 SE 32nd Ave.) and the College of Central Florida Hampton Center (1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala).
If you do not have a primary care provider or if your primary care provider is unable to test, contact the Heart of Florida Health Center (352-732-6599, www.myhfhc.org/) or Langley Health Services (352-680-7000, www.langleymedicalcenter.com) to see if you qualify for screening at their facility. 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, CareSpot Urgent Care, and MedOne Urgent Care. You should always call a healthcare provider before entering the facility for testing if you suspect you may have COVID-19.
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 COVIDemail@example.com. 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.