COVID Report: Morgan Co., GA (4/22/21)

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The following data is current as of April 22, 2021. In Georgia overall, there have been 872,396 confirmed cases. Confirmed deaths are currently at 17,304 for the state with 2,571 probable deaths. This data shows an increase of 13,505 cases in Georgia in the last two weeks, representing 8,053 cases per 100,000. The total population of Georgia is 10,833,472.

Morgan County currently has 1,185 confirmed cases, 901 antigen positive cases, 84 hospitalizations, 23 confirmed deaths, and 6 probable deaths.
As of 8:00 am today (4/23/21), an additional 997 cases have been confirmed with 34 additional confirmed deaths, 831 antigen-positive cases, and 93 hospitalizations in the state of Georgia.

Here's the data for the counties surrounding Morgan:

  • Greene County: 1,496 cases, 56 deaths, and 136 hospitalizations
  • Jasper County: 668 cases, 18 deaths, and 61 hospitalizations
  • Madison County: 2,717 cases, 46 deaths, and 156 hospitalizations
  • Newton County: 7,395 cases, 215 deaths, and 642 hospitalizations
  • Oconee County: 3,025 cases, 62 deaths, and 128 hospitalizations
  • Putnam County: 1,775 cases, 57 deaths, and 162 hospitalizations
  • Walton County: 7,977 cases, 233 deaths, and 493 hospitalizations

The top 5 counties in Georgia are as follows:

  • Gwinnett County: 85,581 cases, 1,053 deaths, 5,371 hospitalizations
  • Fulton County: 80,804 cases, 1,252 deaths, 4,784 hospitalizations
  • Cobb County: 59,848 cases, 949 deaths, 3,091 hospitalizations
  • Dekalb County: 57,023 cases, 906 deaths, 4,510 hospitalizations
  • Hall County: 24,827 cases, 432 deaths, 2,352 hospitalizations

On 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.

CDC recommendations for minimizing the risk of 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.

CDC guidelines for vaccinated individuals:

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.
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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.

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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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