COVID0-19

Coronavirus Update: New cases appear to be going down. Will it continue?

Coronavirus Update: New cases appear to be going down. Will it continue?

The Gist: The number of coronavirus cases and positive tests appear to be declining in Georgia over the last five days, but those numbers remain high in comparison to the summer. Hospitalization numbers remain elevated and deaths are still increasing, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. Georgia' s hospital system is near capacity statewide in terms of ICU beds. The state is currently at 91.1% capacity for ICU beds. The Numbers: Below are today's COVID-19 numbers, as provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health. Confirmed Cases Today:4,428Positive Rapid Result Cases Today:761Confirmed Deaths Today:63Hospitalizations Today:122Total Confirmed Cases:684,763Total Positive…
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Dade County administrator tests positive for coronavirus

Dade County administrator tests positive for coronavirus

Dade County's top government administrator is in quarantine and the county administration office is closed after the county executive Ted Rumley tested positive for coronavirus Sunday. Rumley was tested after exhibiting symptoms and finding he had been in contact with another COVID-19 positive person. He immediately self-quarantined and will remain so until released by his physician. As a precaution, the Dade County Administration Office will be closed to walk in visitors through Friday. The Dade County Administration Office is conducting business and may be reached by telephone at 706-657-4625 or via email at info@dadecounty-ga.gov. Due to a reduced office staff…
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Georgia will provide additional staff support for hospitals

Georgia will provide additional staff support for hospitals

As COVID-19 continues to take its toll on Georgia's health system, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced today that the state will continue to provide additional staffing for hospitals. The news comes as the state reported 8,064 new coronavirus cases in one day Thursday along with 56 new deaths and 300 new hospitalizations. The state currently averages more than 4,600 new cases every day. Kemp announced the continued support at an event at Grady Memorial Hospital and said the state intends to support hospitals and nursing homes across Georgia through early March 2021. "Our frontline healthcare workers have been invaluable heroes…
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