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Marion crosses 3,000 cases mark

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

July 24, 2020


OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 3,105 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this evening. This is: 

  • An increase of 178 cases since yesterday (July 23)
  • An increase of 2,378 cases since July 1

Of Marion COVID-19 tests from July 23, 15.8% were positive; the county’s cumulative positive test rate is 8.2%. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 tests in Florida on July 23 was 13.31%; the state’s cumulative positive rate is 12.26%. Individuals who tested positive for the virus have ranged in age from 4 days old to 99 years old.

Five new COVID-19 related deaths

Five Marion County residents have passed away after contracting COVID-19. Each had underlying health conditions. Deaths included:

  • 56-year-old female from Ocala
  • 72-year-old male from Ocala
  • 75-year-old male from Ocala
  • 86-year-old male from Ocala
  • 89-year-old female from Ocala

A total of 43 individuals have died in Marion County after becoming ill with the virus. They range in age from 32 to 98.

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