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By Florida Department of Health in Marion County
December 02, 2022
Ocala, Fla. — Marion County recorded an increase in new COVID-19 cases over the past week, according to the Florida Department of Health’s most recent summary, which was released Friday. The community’s positivity rate increased as well.
For the week of Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, Marion County reported:
The state’s summary does not capture unreported at-home tests performed in Marion County.
As of Dec. 1, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rated Marion County’s community transmission risk as low.
The Department of Health in Marion County encourages our community’s residents to help reduce the spread of the virus as much as possible, especially as the weather turns colder and people spend more time indoors. Please stay home if you feel sick and use good personal hygiene practices, such as washing your hands frequently. COVID-19 vaccines also may help reduce serious illness and hospitalizations.
From COVID-19 cases reported the week of Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, Marion County reported:
For the week of Nov. 11–17, the state’s last reporting period , Marion County reported:
For the week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, Marion County saw:
For the week of Oct. 14–20, Marion saw:
COVID-19 vaccine availability
DOH-Marion provides free COVID-19 vaccinations from 8:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at its main office, 1801 SE 32nd Ave., Ocala.
Vaccines are available by appointment or walk-in visits.
Vaccines for all age groups can also be obtained throughout Marion County at many pharmacies, doctor’s offices and health clinics.
Visit floridahealthcovid19.gov to learn more about vaccine locations and the latest vaccine guidance.
DOH-Marion encourages people with questions about vaccines to consult with their health care provider.
Testing is available at numerous pharmacies, urgent-care clinics, and doctor’s offices throughout Marion County. Visit floridahealthcovid19.gov to find local testing sites.
COVID-19 treatment options
Several treatment options remain available in Florida to help prevent severe illness and hospitalization. These include monoclonal antibody treatments as well as therapeutics such as Evusheld, Paxlovid and Molnupiravir, which can be administered with a physician’s prescription.
For more information about treatment options, contact your health care provider or visit floridahealthcovid19.gov and click the “Treatment Locator” tab at the top of the page.
Find out more
For more information about COVID-19 contact the Department of Health in Marion County at 352-629-0137 or visit marion.floridahealth.gov. Visit floridahealthcovid19.gov and use the Vaccine Locator and Testing Sites tools to find vaccination and testing sites near you.
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