DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (May 17)
May 17, 2020
OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 222 COVID-19 cases as of this afternoon. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are:
- 49-year-old female from Ocala
- 22-year-old female from Ocala
So far, 7,532 COVID-19 tests have been given in Marion County. Of those, 7,308 were negative. Individuals who tested positive for the virus have ranged in age from 6 months to 97. Five Marion County residents have died after becoming ill with COVID-19. Marion’s positive test rate is 2.9%; Florida’s positive test rate is 7%.
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 COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org. 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.