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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (May 21)

By Christy Jergens, APR, Public Information Officer

May 21, 2020


OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 233 COVID-19 cases as of this afternoon. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are:

  • 34-year-old female
  • 45-year-old female
  • 70-year-old female
  • 79-year-old male

So far, 9,132 COVID-19 tests have been given in Marion County. Of those, 8,895 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 2.6%; Florida’s positive test rate is 6%.

For more detailed information on all Marion cases, view Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard.

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.