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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (March 25)

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

March 25, 2021


OCALA, Fla.—The number of individuals vaccinated for COVID-19 in Marion County continues to increase. As of March 25, 88,924 Marion residents have been vaccinated for COVID-19 across all vaccine providers (hospitals, health department, long-term care facilities, etc.) A total of 138,001 doses have been administered to residents (includes first and second doses).

Groups eligible for vaccination to expand further

Effective Monday, March 29, all individuals 40 years old or older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination in the state of Florida. On Monday, April 5, vaccine eligibility widens further to include all who are 18 years old or older.

How to register for COVID-19 appointments

Marion County residents continue to have multiple locations where they may be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. To register or check for appointment availability, visit:

Appointment availability may differ by location.

Marion COVID-19 case update

Marion County is reporting 28,776 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 44 cases from March 24. Of Marion COVID-19 cases from March 24, 3.67% tested positive. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 cases in Florida on March 24 was 5.58%.

From COVID-19 cases reported over the past seven days (cases reported March 19 to 25), Marion saw an average of:

  • 37.6 new cases reported per day
  • 4.2% daily positivity rate
  • 1.4 COVID-19 related deaths reported per day

From COVID-19 cases reported March 1 to 25, Marion saw an average of:

  • 45.9 new cases reported per day
  • 5% daily positivity rate
  • 4.8 COVID-19 related deaths reported per day

In comparison, from cases reported Feb. 1 to 28, Marion saw an average of:

  • 115 new cases reported per day
  • 8.7% daily positivity rate
  • 7.3 COVID-19 related deaths reported per day

COVID-19 testing continues to be held at Southeastern Livestock Pavilion update

Free COVID-19 testing continues on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion (2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala). Upcoming testing dates are:

  • March 29 and 31
  • April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28

To be tested, individuals should bring a valid photo ID; minors under age 18 will only be tested if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Only people who are being tested should be in the vehicle, with the exception of parents, guardians or caregivers. No pets are permitted in the vehicle during tests. School students should refrain from eating or drinking anything 15 to 30 minutes prior to their tests. People should be prepared to stay in their vehicles while awaiting testing; restroom facilities will not be available.

Find out more

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