DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (Aug. 23)
August 23, 2020
OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 8,007 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 81 cases since yesterday (Aug. 22).
Of Marion COVID-19 tests from Aug. 22, 11.36% were positive; the county’s cumulative positive test rate is 13.49%. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 tests in Florida on Aug. 22 was 5.52%; the state’s cumulative positive rate is 13.54%.
New COVID-19 related deaths
Seven new individuals have passed away after contracting COVID-19. Each had underlying health conditions. They include:
- 74-year-old male from Ocala
- 77-year-old female from Ocala
- 82-year-old male from Ocala
- 86-year-old male from Ocala
- 89-year-old female from Ocala
- 92-year-old female from Ocala
- 96-year-old male from Ocala
A total of 141 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
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.