The following data is current as of March 28, 2021. In Georgia overall, there have been 849,607 confirmed cases. Confirmed deaths are currently at 16,487 for the state with 2,439 probable deaths. This data shows an increase of 14,560 cases in Georgia in the last two weeks, representing 7,842 cases per 100,000. The total population of Georgia is 10,833,472.
Morgan County has had 1,161 confirmed cases. There have been 21 confirmed deaths and 6 probable deaths within the county and 81 hospitalizations with 863 antigen-positive cases.
Here's the data for the counties surrounding Morgan:
- Greene County: 1,469 cases, 52 deaths, and 132 hospitalizations
- Jasper County: 661 cases, 18 deaths, and 60 hospitalizations
- Madison County: 2,672 cases, 44 deaths, and 147 hospitalizations
- Newton County: 7,158 cases, 203 deaths, and 610 hospitalizations
- Oconee County: 2,955 cases, 61 deaths, and 124 hospitalizations
- Putnam County: 1,736 cases, 52 deaths, and 155 hospitalizations
- Walton County: 7,781 cases, 225 deaths, and 477 hospitalizations
On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Governor Kemp announced that all residents aged 16 and over are now eligible for the vaccine. Here's the announcement.
To find a vaccine location near you or to schedule an appointment, log on to https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine. For individuals aged 16 and 17 who are in an eligible population for vaccination, Pfizer is the only vaccine currently approved for these ages. Please schedule an appointment at CVS or Walgreens or at one of the GEMA mass vaccination sites to ensure Pfizer vaccine is available to you.
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.
The CDC has also released the following guidelines for vaccinated individuals (defined as those who have received the second dose of the vaccine at least 2 weeks previously):
Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart. Visit with unvaccinated people from one other household indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart if everyone in the other household is at low risk for severe disease. Refrain from quarantine and testing if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 after contact with someone who has COVID-19.
These recommendations still apply for interacting with the unvaccinated public:
Wear a well-fitted mask. Stay at least 6 feet from people you do not live with. Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings. Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Follow guidance issued by individual employers. Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations.