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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (Aug. 7)

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

August 07, 2020

 

OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 5,984 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 277 cases since yesterday (Aug. 6); 147 of today’s cases were correctional-related.

Of Marion COVID-19 tests from Aug. 6, 14% were positive; the county’s cumulative positive test rate is 12%. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 tests in Florida on Aug. 6 was 10.12%; the state’s most recent cumulative positive rate is 13.21%.

New COVID-19 related deaths

Three new individuals have passed away after contracting COVID-19. Each had underlying health conditions. They include:

  • 73-year-old male from Ocala
  • 73-year-old male from Ocala
  • 90-year-old female from Ocala

A total of 86 Marion County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. They ranged in age from 32 years old to 98 years old. All but three of the COVID-19 linked deaths in Marion County reported underlying health conditions.

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 County. 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 COVID-19@flhealth.gov.