The Florida Department of Health reported 184 positive tests for COVID-19 in Marion County Sunday morning — a two-case increase from the day before.
According to state health department numbers, 4,784 Marion tests had come back negative and 75 tests were pending results.
Through mid-day Sunday, 96% of the 4,784 total results (excluding pending tests) have been negative.
To date, 28 Marion patients have been hospitalized and five have died.
Of the county’s 181 cases among residents, 137 patients are white and 27 are black. The ethnicity of the rest was either other than black or white, or was unknown. Data was not provided for the three non-Marion residents who tested positive within the county.
By gender, 56% are women.
Drive-up testing is available by appointment only at the DOH office in Ocala, 1801 SE 32nd Ave., and the College of Central Florida’s Hampton Center, 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. The latter facility is only open Tuesday and Thursday mornings. For both sites, patients must call 644-2590 for screening and to set up an appointment.
Patients who do not have a primary care provider may contact the Heart of Florida Health Center (732-6599, www.myhfhc.org/) or Langley Health Services (680-7000, www.langleymedicalcenter.com) to discuss testing.
Also providing testing: Express Care of Ocala, Express Care of Belleview, Rainbow River Medical, Trinity Healthcare Medical Center, Premier Medical Associates, Lakeview Healthcare System, CareSpot Urgent Care, and MedOne Urgent Care.
Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard includes statewide and county-level data. It can be found at http://tinyurl.com/r63wtp4