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Marion sees 8th COVID-related death; county case count now at 272

June 05, 2020

 

OCALA, Fla.— A 96-year-old female from Marion County has passed away after contracting COVID-19. She was an Ocala resident and had underlying health conditions. This is the eighth death related to COVID-19 in Marion County.

Marion County is reporting 272 COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are:

  • 61-year-old female from Ocala
  • 44-year-old female from Ocala
  • 30-year-old female from Ocala
  • 54-year-old female from Ft. McCoy
  • 54-year-old female from Ocala
  • 19-year-old female from Ocala
  • 46-year-old male from Ocala
  • 50-year-old male from Ocala
  • 70-year-old female from Silver Springs
  • 66-year-old male from Ocala
  • 54-year-old male from Ocala

A total of 15,029 individuals have been tested for the virus in the county; of those, 14,754 tested negative. Individuals who tested positive for the virus have ranged in age from 6 months to 97 years old. Marion’s positive test rate is 1.8%; Florida’s positive test rate is 5.4%.

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

Testing

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.)

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 COVID-19@flhealth.gov. 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.