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Citrus County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 11 on Thursday, according to the latest update from the Florida Department of Health.

Some Citrus County data from the DOH:

• As of Thursday morning, 133 Citrus residents were tested. 11 were positive and 113 negative.

• There have been 28 deaths in the state, including an 80-year-old male, county resident who died in the hospital, said Audrey Stasko, spokeswoman for the Department of Health in Citrus County.

• Ages of the confirmed cases in Citrus County range from 17 to 84. Seven women and four men tested positive.

• Two others are hospitalized.

• Four are travel related and five are not travel-related. The other two cases, the DOH website state, it is unknown if they are travel related.

• As of Thursday morning, nine others were awaiting DOH test results.

• Statewide, as of 11 a.m. Thursday, there were 2,355 confirmed cases with 120 being non-Florida residents. More than 23,000 people had been tested and 20,165 were negative.

(4) comments

CarmenKramer

Here is a local Citrus County COVID-19 HotSpot Plot that my husband has created and is maintaining daily:

http://www.vlazair.com/Images/2020-03-27_Citrus_HotSpot_v8.JPG

MORE info about the plot is here: www.vlazair.com

RICHARDPOORE

Why hasn't Citrus County issued a stay at home, or self quarentine

CitrusCo Citizen

Good question. I am still seeing large tightly-knit groups of teens wandering around the neighborhood, especially in the late afternoon and evenings. Come on, parents--do your job!

MichaelRicard

I too have witnessed this. There are to many nonessential businesses still open. I think the County BOCC, needs to act on their own. Fl State Gov. is not responding fast and appropriate.

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