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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (June 25)

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

June 25, 2020

 

OCALA, Fla.—The Department of Health in Marion County is reporting 493 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 243 cases since June 1. The most recent individuals confirmed positive for the virus range in age from 11 to 72.

Of Marion COVID-19 tests from June 24, 7.3% were positive; the county’s overall positive test rate is 2.3%. Florida’s daily positive test rate for June 24 was 10.02%; the state’s overall positive test rate is 6.6%. To date, 21,658 COVID-19 tests have been given in Marion County. Of those, 21,158 were negative. Individuals who tested positive for the virus in Marion County have ranged in age from 6 months to 97 years old. Ten Marion County residents have died after becoming ill with COVID-19. For more detailed information on all Marion cases, view Florida’s COVID-19 Data

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 self-isolate and 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, visitfloridahealthcovid19.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.