A COVID-19 Update for Morgan County, Georgia

Crystal Jackson

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The following data is current as of March 7, 2021. In Georgia overall, there have been 828,336 confirmed cases. Confirmed deaths are currently at 15,598 for the state with 2,308 probable deaths. This data shows an increase of 24,227 cases in Georgia in the last two weeks, representing 7,646 cases per 100,000. The total population of Georgia is 10,833,472.

Morgan County has had 1,130 confirmed cases. There have been 15 confirmed deaths and 4 probable deaths within the county and 77 hospitalizations.

Here's the data for the counties surrounding Morgan:

  • Greene County: 1,444 cases, 47 deaths, and 130 hospitalizations
  • Jasper County: 644 cases, 18 deaths, and 58 hospitalizations
  • Madison County: 2,637 cases, 40 deaths, and 142 hospitalizations
  • Newton County: 6,964 cases, 187 deaths, and 587 hospitalizations
  • Oconee County: 2,809 cases, 57 deaths, and 121 hospitalizations
  • Putnam County: 1,690 cases, 50 deaths, and 150 hospitalizations
  • Walton County: 7,507 cases, 211 deaths, and 450 hospitalizations

The CDC has continued to make the following recommendations for minimizing the risk of contracting COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask any time you are within six feet of someone who doesn't live in your household.
  • Be sure to wear a mask properly, making sure it fits the face and covers both the nose and mouth at all times.
  • Practice social distancing, staying at least six feet away from others.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
  • Wash hands before and after handling your mask.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces where social distancing is not possible including restaurants, movie theaters, sporting events, and other places where masks may not be worn or social distancing may not be observed.
  • Cough and sneeze inside the mask or into an elbow, keeping the mouth covered at all times.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces regularly.
  • Self-quarantine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Monitor for a fever or other symptoms if you begin experiencing symptoms and get tested as needed.

Other tips to reduce the spread of COVID-19 include avoiding large parties or gatherings, which could become super-spreader events, wearing masks in public places at all times, and opting for socially distanced video gatherings over in-person attendance where masks won't be worn or social distancing won't be maintained.

To register for the vaccine, Morgan County residents can visit the Northeast Health District's website.

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Crystal Jackson is a former therapist turned writer. She is the author of the Heart of Madison series and a volume of poetry entitled My Words Are Whiskey. Her work has been featured on Medium, Elite Daily, Thought Catalog, The Good Men Project, and Elephant Journal. When she's not writing, you can find her traveling, paddle boarding, cycling, throwing axes badly but with terrifying enthusiasm, hiking, or curled up with her nose in a book in Madison, Georgia, where she lives with one puppy and two wild and wonderful children. Crystal writes about relationships, mental health, parenting, social justice, and more. Never miss an update. Subscribe to emails: https://crystaljacksonwriter.substack.com/

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