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    Marion County is reporting 2,550 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of July 20. This is: - An addition of 127 cases since yesterday (July 19) - An increase of 1,823 cases since July 1 Of Marion COVID-19 tests from July 19, 21.1% were...
    Ocala — The Department of Health in Marion County is reporting 1,043 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this morning. This is an addition of 57 cases from yesterday and 793 cases from June 1. Key themes in new...
    OCALA, Fla.— DOH-Marion is reporting 315 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of Monday. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 27-year-old male from Ocala 45-year-old female from Ocala 54-year-old female from Ocala 55-year-old male from Dunnellon ...
    A new study shows that chocolate can actually help gout flare-ups by decreasing the level of uric acid in the body as well as offer other health benefits. Uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down substances...
    Marion County is reporting 193 COVID-19 cases -- 189 residents and four non-residents --  as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 33-year-old male from Ocala 34-year-old female from Nevada 39-year-old female from...
    Marion County is reporting 175 COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. today. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 1-year-old male from Ocala 30-year-old female from Summerfield 45-year-old male from Ocala 50-year-old female from Ocala 55-year-old...
      OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 160 COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m., April 28. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 55-year-old male from Summerfield 23-year-old female from Ocala 21-year-old female from Ocala 47-year-old male from Ocala ...
    OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 145 COVID-19 cases as of 6 p.m. April 23, 2020. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 35-year-old male from Ocala 7-year-old male from Ocala 73-year-old female from Ocala 27-year-old male from...
    Governor Ron DeSantis announce Saturday that Florida schools will remain closed and continue distance learning for the remainder of the school year. The announcement came after school Union reps urged DeSantis to keep schools closed. Marion County Currently, Marion County is reporting...
          Video courtesy of Ricky Giannetti via Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine   Michigan -- In what many are calling a historic event, thousands protest in Michigan Wednesday as tensions surrounding the state stay-at-home order mount. Healthcare workers, EMTs, off-duty police officers, some military...
    Tallahassee -- In order to address the financial burden caused by COVID-19, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has issued Emergency Order AHCA 20-002 to temporarily suspend nursing home and Intermediate Care Facility assessment payments for March 2020. “The...
    A 49-year-old female from Marion County passed away over the weekend after contracting COVID-19. She was an Ocala resident and did not have any underlying health conditions. This is the third death related to COVID-19 in Marion County. Florida Department of...
    The US Centers for Disease Control says there have been reports of people sanitizing groceries and washing produce with dish detergent. The CDC says that there is zero evidence to suggest that COVID-19 spreads through food packaging. Rutgers University Microbiologist Donald...
      Marion County received confirmation of five additional cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, today. This brings Marion County’s total case count to 55. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are a 26-year-old female, two 29-year-old females, a...
    Scientists are now rushing to try and figure out what other species of animals could possibly become infected with COVID-19 after a Brox Zoo Malayan tiger named Nadia tested positive Sunday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the case to...
    Two Marion County residents -- an 88-year-old male and a 58-year-old male -- passed away this weekend after contracting COVID-19. Both were Ocala residents. These are the first two deaths linked to COVID-19 in Marion County. As of 6 p.m.,...
    OCALA, Fla.—As of 6 p.m. Friday, April 3, Marion County has 38 total COVID-19 cases. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus include a 53-year-old female, a 59-year-old female, a 35-year-old male, and a 63-year-old male (all...
    At the request of Governor DeSantis, and in accordance with the federal Families First Coronavirus Act, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) will waive work requirements for individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary...
    The Florida Highway Patrol now has a checkpoint in place at the Florida state line. Some citizens are angry over the checkpoint, referring to it as a move by a police state. Others say they feel it is a necessary move...
    The BOCC says that based on testimony received by local law enforcement officials, certain establishments beyond restaurants involve handling and touching many surfaces. The establishments also create a close proximity to other patrons and facility operators, which presents many opportunities...