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Seven people have now died from Coronavirus in Citrus County, according to a 7:49 p.m. report Monday, April 13, from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). 

The seventh death in Citrus is a 75-year-old male. It is unknown whether he had contact with a confirmed case.

Citrus County currently has 72 positive cases of COVID-19, including 32 in Inverness, nine in Crystal River, six in Lecanto, six in Hernando, six in Homosassa, five in Beverly Hills, four in Dunnellon (Citrus), two in Citrus Springs and two in Floral City. 

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All 72 — 36 men and 36 women — are county residents ranging from age 12 to 88.

The previous six deaths included a 73-year-old woman, an 88-year-old man, an 84-year-old man, a 74-year-old woman, an 87-year-old man and an 80-year-old man.

Twenty one have been hospitalized from the disease. Five tests are pending.

According to the DOH, the hospitalizations figures include residents and non-residents and is a count of all laboratory confirmed cases in which an inpatient hospitalization occurred at any time during the course of illness.

These people may no longer be hospitalized. This number does not represent the number of COVID-19 positive persons currently hospitalized. "We do not have a figure for that information at this time," the DOH stated on its website.

There have been 21,019 positive tests and 499 deaths in Florida.

This report will be updated as more details become available.