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

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

July 18, 2020


OCALA, Fla.— Marion County is reporting 2,259 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is: 

  • An addition of 103 cases since yesterday (July 17)
  • An increase of 1,532 cases since July 1

Of Marion COVID-19 tests from July 17, 10.8% were positive. The county’s cumulative positive test rate is 6.5%. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 tests in Florida on July 17 was 12.17%. The state’s cumulative positive test rate is 11.5%. To date, 34,472 COVID-19 tests have been given in Marion County. Individuals who tested positive for the virus have ranged in age from 4 days old to 99 years old.

New COVID-19 related deaths

Eight residents have passed away after contracting COVID-19, all with underlying health conditions. This brings the total number of Marion County residents to die after becoming ill with the virus to 27.

  • 32-year-old male from Ocala
  • 38-year-old male from Ocala
  • 59-year-old male from Ocala
  • 70-year-old female from Ocala
  • 77-year-old female from Ocala
  • 77-year-old female from Ocala
  • 82-year-old male from Ocala
  • 85-year-old male from Candler

For more information

Visit DOH-Marion online at and follow the agency on Twitter (@FLHealthMarion) for the latest on COVID-19 in Marion. 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