DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (July 19)
July 19, 2020
OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 2,423 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is:
- An addition of 164 cases since yesterday (July 18)
- An increase of 1,696 cases since July 1
Of Marion COVID-19 tests from July 18, 15.1% were positive. The county’s cumulative positive test rate is 6.9%. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 tests in Florida on July 18 was 11.85%. The state’s cumulative positive test rate is 11.64%. To date, 35,189 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
An 83-year-old male and a 91-year-old male have passed away after contracting COVID-19. Both had underlying health conditions.
A total of 29 individuals have died in Marion County after becoming ill with the virus. They range in age from 32 to 96.
For more information
Visit DOH-Marion online at Marion.FloridaHealth.gov 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 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.