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Citrus County now has 43 positive tests for COVID-19, including 17 in the Inverness, Floral City, Inverness Highlands North, Inverness Highlands South areas, according to the 7 p.m. Sunday, April 5, update by the Florida Department of Health.

All 43 — 21 men and 22 women — are county residents. Two people have died from the disease and 13 have been hospitalized.

There have been 12,350 positive tests and 218 deaths in Florida.