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

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

August 19, 2020


OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 7,614 cumulative cases of COVID-19 today; none were from correctional facilities. Of Marion COVID-19 tests from Aug. 18, 16.8% were positive; the county’s cumulative positive test rate is 13.3%. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 tests in Florida on Aug. 18 was 7.1%; the state’s cumulative positive rate is 13.54%.

New COVID-19 related deaths

The latest COVID-19 related deaths are:

  • 49-year-old male from Ft. McCoy
  • 62-year-old male from Ocala
  • 62-year-old male from Ocala 
  • 65-year-old female from Ocala
  • 72-year-old female from Ocala
  • 87-year-old male from Ocala
  • 89-year-old male from Ocala
  • 91-year-old female from Ocala

A total of 121 Marion County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. They ranged in age from 32 years old to 98 years old.

For more information

For the latest on COVID-19 in Marion County, visit DOH-Marion online at and follow the agency on Twitter (@FLHealthMarion).

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