DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (Aug. 8)
August 08, 2020
OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 6,260 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 276 cases since yesterday (Aug. 7); 123 of today’s cases were correctional-related.
Of Marion COVID-19 tests from Aug. 7, 14.2% were positive; the county’s cumulative positive test rate is 12.21%. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 tests in Florida on Aug. 6 was 9.91%; the state’s most recent cumulative positive rate is 13.32%.
New COVID-19 related deaths
Three new individuals have passed away after contracting COVID-19. Each had underlying health conditions. They include:
- 81-year-old male from Ocala
- 70-year-old male from Ocala
- 94-year-old female from Ocala
A total of 89 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 COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.