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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (June 18)

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

June 18, 2020

 

OCALA, Fla.—The Department of Health in Marion County is reporting 345 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is a 95 case increase since June 1.

The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are:

  • 4-year-old male from Belleview
  • 21-year-old female from Belleview
  • 22-year-old male from Summerfield
  • 22-year-old female from Ocala
  • 23-year-old male from Belleview
  • 27-year-old male from Ocala
  • 31-year-old female from Silver Springs
  • 34-year-old female from Ocala
  • 47-year-old male from Ocala
  • 54-year-old male from Silver Springs
  • 57-year-old male from Belleview
  • 57-year-old male from Summerfield
  • 58-year-old male from Summerfield
  • 82-year-old female from Summerfield

So far, 19,613 COVID-19 tests have been given in Marion County. Of those, 19,260 were negative. Individuals who tested positive for the virus have ranged in age from 6 months to 97 years old. Eight Marion County residents have died after becoming ill with COVID-19. Marion’s overall positive test rate is 1.8%; Florida’s positive test rate is 5.7%. For more detailed information on all Marion cases, view Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard.

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you are experiencing symptoms of the virus (such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing), DOH-Marion recommends that you get tested for the virus. The department offers free COVID-19 testing; call 352-644-2590 to schedule an appointment at the health department. You do not need to be experiencing symptoms to be tested. Testing is also available at other local medical providers; call before visiting a facility if you would like to be tested for COVID-19.

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.