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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (Aug. 26)

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

August 26, 2020


OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 8,172 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 80 cases since yesterday (Aug. 25). 

Of Marion COVID-19 tests from Aug. 25, 9.36% were positive; the county’s cumulative positive test rate is 13.56%. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 tests in Florida on Aug. 25 was 5.75%; the state’s cumulative positive rate is 13.53%.

New COVID-19 related deaths

The most recent individuals to have passed away after contracting COVID-19 include: 

  • 56-year-old female from Summerfield
  • 64-year-old male from Anthony
  • 68-year-old male from Ocala
  • 69-year-old male from Ocala
  • 76-year-old female from Ocala
  • 78-year-old female from Ocala
  • 84-year-old female from Ocala
  • 85-year-old female from Ocala
  • 86-year-old male from Ocala
  • 88-year-old male from Ocala
  • 92-year-old female from Ocala
  • 92-year-old female from Ocala
  • 95-year-old male from Ocala

Five of the deaths were reported on Tuesday, and eight were reported today. Each had underlying health conditions. A total of 156 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