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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (Aug. 24)

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

August 24, 2020


OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 8,046 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 39 cases since yesterday (Aug. 23). 

Of Marion COVID-19 tests from Aug. 23, 8.33% were positive; the county’s cumulative positive test rate is 13.5%. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 tests in Florida on Aug. 23 was 5.2%; the state’s cumulative positive rate is 13.53%.

New COVID-19 related deaths

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

  • 77-year-old male from Ocala
  • 90-year-old male from Ocala

A total of 143 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 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 For general questions about COVID-19, call the state hotline (866-779-6121), local hotline (352-644-2590), or email