Seventh Marion County resident who tested positive for COVID-19 passes away
May 30, 2020
OCALA, Fla.— A 59-year-old male from Marion County passed away this week after earlier contracting COVID-19. He resided in Ocala and had underlying health conditions. This is the seventh death related to COVID-19 in Marion County.
Marion County has reported 244 cumulative cases of COVID-19 to date. A total of 12,602 individuals have been tested for the virus in the county; of those, 12,357 tested negative. Individuals who tested positive for the virus have ranged in age from 6 months to 97. Marion’s positive test rate is 1.9%; Florida’s positive test rate is 5.6%.
For more detailed information on all Marion cases, view Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard.
The Department of Health in Marion County provides free COVID-19 testing for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. You do not need a doctor’s order to be tested. People who are experiencing symptoms and others considered “high risk” have priority for testing slots.
Testing is by appointment only; call the DOH-Marion COVID-19 Call Center at 352-644-2590 to be scheduled for a COVID-19 test. Testing is held at the Department of Health in Marion County’s Ocala office (1801 SE 32nd Ave.)
New local call center hours effective Monday, June 1
Starting June 1, the DOH-Marion COVID-19 Call Center will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents can continue to call the state hotline (866-779-6121) 24/7 for COVID-19-related questions.
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.