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DOH-Marion provides COVID-19 update (April 16)

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

April 16, 2021

 

OCALA, Fla.— The number of individuals vaccinated for COVID-19 in Marion County continues to increase. Per state report, as of April 16, more than 120,000 Marion residents have been vaccinated for COVID-19 across all vaccine providers (hospitals, health department, long-term care facilities, etc.) Nearly 200,000 doses of vaccine have been administered to residents (includes first and second doses). This means just over 33% of Marion’s residents are at least partially vaccinated, and 22.7% are fully vaccinated.

Local officials encourage all who are eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine if they have not yet received one.  

“Don’t wait; register today for your COVID-19 vaccine,” said Department of Health in Marion County Administrator Mark Lander. “We are able to quickly book you for an appointment at the Paddock Mall vaccination site.”

Anyone 18 years old or older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Florida. Individuals age 16 years old or older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Go to Marion.FloridaHealth.gov (or register directly at www.tinyurl.com/MarionCOVIDvax) to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination with the Department of Health in Marion County. Residents without online access can call 352-644-2590 for assistance in signing up.

Marion COVID-19 case update

Marion County is reporting 29,892 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 100 cases from April 15. Of Marion COVID-19 cases from April 15, 8.41% tested positive. The daily positivity rate for all new COVID-19 cases in Florida on April 15 was 6.83%.

From COVID-19 cases reported over the past seven days (cases reported April 10 to 16), Marion saw an average of:

  • 55 new cases reported per day
  • 6.35% daily positivity rate
  • 0.86 COVID-19 related deaths reported per day

From COVID-19 cases reported April 1 to 16, Marion saw an average of:

  • 57.25 new cases reported per day
  • 5.86% daily positivity rate
  • 1.5 COVID-19 related deaths reported per day

From cases reported March 17 to April 16, Marion saw an average of:

  • 48.4 new cases reported per day
  • 5.3% daily positivity rate
  • 1.54 COVID-19 related deaths reported per day

Find out more

Visit https://marion.floridahealth.gov and www.twitter.com/flhealthmarion for the latest information on COVID-19 and vaccinations.