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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (July 29)

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

July 29, 2020


OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 4,314 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 386 cases since yesterday (July 28). More than 290 of today’s cases are from correctional facilities.

Of Marion COVID-19 tests from July 28, 23.9% were positive; the county’s cumulative positive test rate is 10.3%. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 tests in Florida on July 28 was 12.26%; the state’s cumulative positive rate is 12.78%. Individuals who tested positive for the virus have ranged in age from 4 days old to 99 years old.

New COVID-19 related deaths

Four individuals have passed away after contracting COVID-19. Each had underlying health conditions. These include:

  • 32-year-old female from Ocala
  • 49-year-old male from Ocala
  • 56-year-old female from Ocala
  • 84-year-old female from Ocala

A total of 55 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, For general questions about COVID-19, call the state hotline (866-779-6121), local hotline (352-644-2590), or email