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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (May 17)

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

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 detailed information on all Marion cases, view Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard or daily COVID-19 data report.

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.