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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (July 28)

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

July 28, 2020


OCALA, Fla.— Marion County is reporting 3,928 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 347 cases since yesterday (July 27). More than 260 of today’s cases are from correctional facilities.

Of Marion COVID-19 tests from July 27, 23.6% were positive; the county’s cumulative positive test rate is 9.6%. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 tests in Florida on July 27 was 11.69%; the state’s cumulative positive rate is 12.68%. Individuals who tested positive for the virus have ranged in age from 4 days old to 99 years old.

New COVID-19 related death

A 79-year-old Ocala man has passed away after contracting COVID-19. He had underlying health conditions. A total of 51 individuals have now died 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 County. 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