COVID-19 Update for Morgan County, GA (4/30/21)

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The following data is current as of April 30, 2021. In Georgia overall, there have been 879,854 confirmed cases. Confirmed deaths are currently at 17,559 for the state with 2,631 probable deaths. This data shows an increase of 13,338 cases in Georgia in the last two weeks, representing 8,122 cases per 100,000. The total population of Georgia is 10,833,472.

Morgan County currently has 1,188 confirmed cases, 906 antigen positive cases, 84 hospitalizations, 23 confirmed deaths, and 7 probable deaths.
As of 8:00 pm today (4/30/21), an additional 1,073 cases have been confirmed with 25 additional confirmed deaths, 502 antigen-positive cases, and 82 hospitalizations in the state of Georgia.

Here's the data for the counties surrounding Morgan:

  • Greene County: 1,498 cases, 56 deaths, and 136 hospitalizations
  • Jasper County: 675 cases, 18 deaths, and 61 hospitalizations
  • Madison County: 2,736 cases, 46 deaths, and 156 hospitalizations
  • Newton County: 7,485 cases, 218 deaths, and 651 hospitalizations
  • Oconee County: 3,050 cases, 64 deaths, and 129 hospitalizations
  • Putnam County: 1,794 cases, 57 deaths, and 162 hospitalizations
  • Walton County: 8,058 cases, 235 deaths, and 503 hospitalizations

The top 5 counties in Georgia are as follows:

  • Gwinnett County: 86,241 cases, 1,073 deaths, 5,420 hospitalizations
  • Fulton County: 81,700 cases, 1,272 deaths, 4,914 hospitalizations
  • Cobb County: 60,424 cases, 961 deaths, 3,125 hospitalizations
  • Dekalb County: 57,610 cases, 921 deaths, 4,571 hospitalizations
  • Hall County: 24,956 cases, 439 deaths, 2,365 hospitalizations

Top 5 Outbreaks Connected to Georgia Colleges

  • University of Georgia: Athens, 6,005 cases
  • Georgia Institute of Technology: Atlanta, 2,259 cases
  • Kennesaw State University: Kennesaw, 1,650 cases
  • Georgia Southern University: Statesboro,1,458 cases
  • University of North Georgia: Dahlonega, 1,113 cases

Top 5 Outbreaks Connected to Georgia Prisons

  • Jesup federal prison: Jesup, 531 cases
  • Stewart ICE facility: Lumpkin, 495 cases
  • DeKalb County jail: Decatur, 395 cases
  • Augusta State Medical Prison: Wrightsville, 385 cases
  • Georgia Diagnostic and Classification prison: Jackson, 360 cases

Top 5 Outbreaks Connected to Georgia Nursing Homes

  • Signature HealthCARE at Tower Road nursing home: Marietta, 273 cases
  • PruittHealth Virginia Park nursing home: Atlanta, 243 cases
  • Union County nursing home: Blairsville, 231 cases
  • Oaks - Scenic View Skilled Nursing: Baldwin, 217 cases
  • PruittHealth Palmyra nursing home: Albany, 201 cases

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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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