Coronavirus Close-Up Dominant

Citrus County reported its 10,500 COVID-19 case over the week as roughly 23% of its residents became fully vaccinated against the disease.

According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) on Monday, April 12, the county recorded a total 10,540 infections of the novel coronavirus. It’s an increase of 127 transmissions since Monday, April 5, at an average 18 contractions a day.

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Also, over the week, nine more locals were hospitalized for COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of those hospital admissions up to 685, according to the FDOH, and no local deaths from the illness were documented.

For its Florida residents, Citrus County’s 7-day average positivity rate of new novel coronavirus cases was at 5.35% on Monday, a decrease from the 5.81% reported April 5.

Health officials want to keep positivity rates — the number of positive results out of total test results — below 10%.

COVID-19 data from the FDOH is subject to change as epidemiological investigations reveal new information on cases.

Citrus County COVID-19 Vaccination & Case Demographics: Monday, April 12, 2021

*COVID-19 case, hospitalization and death data represent the 15-24 age group.

Age Group First Dose Series Complete Total People Vaccinated All Cases Hospitalizations Deaths
16-24* 481 240 721 1,074 5 0
25-34 603 533 1,136 1,178 17 2
35-44 973 728 1,701 1,092 25 0
45-54 2,189 1,238 3,427 1,335 52 9
55-64 6,541 2,683 9,224 1,754 96 41
65-74 4,874 15,110 19,984 1,702 166 93
75-84 2,992 10,372 13,364 1,242 205 155
85+ 913 3,015 3,928 550 113 133

A Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) report from Monday stated Citrus County had eight people in hospitals with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.

There were also 33% of hospital beds available in the county, according to the AHCA, and 25% of local adult intensive care units were open.

According to the FDOH on Monday, 53,485 Citrus County residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19, with 33,919 of them completing either their one- or two-dose series of shots.

To preregister for a COVID-19 vaccine with the state health department, visit myvaccine.fl.gov.

Since starting school Aug. 20 for the 2020-21 school year, the school district recorded 675 COVID-19 cases — 197 staff, 476 students — as of April 9, an increase of 21 since March 31.

Another four people in long-term-care facilities within the county tested positive for the disease since April 5, increasing the populations total number of infections to 1,461.

Here are the number of COVID-19 cases reported April 12, ranked by Citrus County’s 15 ZIP codes:

  • 34452 (Inverness, Floral City, Inverness Highlands North and Inverness Highlands South): 1,185, an increase of 16 since April 5;
  • 34461 (Black Diamond, Citrus Hills, Homosassa Springs, Lecanto, Pine Ridge and Sugarmill Woods): 1,129, up seven;
  • 34465 (Beverly Hills, Black Diamond, Citrus Springs, Lecanto and Pine Ridge): 1,101, up nine;
  • 34446 (Homosassa, Homosassa Springs, Lecanto and Sugarmill Woods): 1,038, up seven;
  • 34442 (Citrus Hills, Citrus Springs, Hernando, Lecanto and Pine Ridge): 976, up 13;
  • 34429 (Crystal River, Ozello, Homosassa Springs, Lecanto and Black Diamond): 883, up 10;
  • 34453 (Inverness, Citrus Hills, Hernando, Inverness Highlands North and Lecanto): 743, up four;
  • 34434 (Dunnellon, Citrus Springs, Hernando and Pine Ridge): 670, up 12;
  • 34428 (Crystal River, Red Level and Inglis): 666, up eight;
  • 34448 (Homosassa, Homosassa Springs, Sugarmill Woods, Lecanto and Crystal River): 561, up 13;
  • 34450 (Inverness and Inverness Highlands South): 558, up 10;
  • 34433 (Dunnellon, Citrus Springs and Pine Ridge): 406, up three;
  • 34436 (Floral City): 383, up 12;
  • 34445 (Holder, Citrus Springs, Hernando and Pine Ridge): 12, no change; and, 
  • 34449 (Inglis and Yankeetown): six, no change.

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