DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (Aug. 27)
August 27, 2020
OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 8,261 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 89 cases since yesterday (Aug. 26); 23 of today’s cases are correctional-related.
Of Marion COVID-19 tests from Aug. 26, 12.27% were positive; the county’s cumulative positive test rate is 13.6%. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 tests in Florida on Aug. 26 was 6.36%; 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:
- 49-year-old female from Ocala
- 69-year-old male from Ocala
- 75-year-old female from The Villages
- 77-year-old male from Ocala
- 78-year-old male from Ocala
- 78-year-old male from Silver Springs
- 82-year-old female from Ocala
- 90-year-old female from Ocala
- 91-year-old male from Ocala
Each had underlying health conditions. A total of 165 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 COVIDemail@example.com.