COVID-19 Update for Morgan County Georgia

Crystal Jackson
Madison, GAPhoto by Crystal Jackson

The following data is current as of May 28, 2021. In Georgia overall, there have been 895,253 confirmed cases. Confirmed deaths are currently at 18,052 for the state with 2,768 probable deaths. This data shows an increase of 6,267 cases in Georgia in the last two weeks, representing 8,263.8 cases per 100,000. The total population of Georgia is 10,833,472.

Morgan County currently has 1,206 confirmed cases, 932 antigen positive cases, 93 hospitalizations, 24 confirmed deaths, and 7 probable deaths.
As of 10:00 am today (5/29/21), an additional 404 cases have been confirmed with 32 additional confirmed deaths, 231 antigen-positive cases, and 99 hospitalizations in the state of Georgia.

Here's the data for the counties surrounding Morgan:

  • Greene County: 1,513 cases, 54 deaths, and 140 hospitalizations
  • Jasper County: 684 cases, 19 deaths, and 61 hospitalizations
  • Madison County: 2,775 cases, 45 deaths, and 161 hospitalizations
  • Newton County: 7,647 cases, 231 deaths, and 675 hospitalizations
  • Oconee County: 3,080 cases, 66 deaths, and 131 hospitalizations
  • Putnam County: 1,809 cases, 56 deaths, and 165 hospitalizations
  • Walton County: 8,145 cases, 239 deaths, and 512 hospitalizations
Georgia eligibility is open for everyone 12 years of age and older for the COVID vaccine. * Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently authorized for children aged 12 through 17. To find a vaccine location near you or to schedule an appointment, log on to
CDC Recommendations for the Upcoming Summer Months

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 your 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.

U.S. COVID-19 Vaccinations

There have been 32,771,733 cases of COVID-19 in the United States. There have been 583,074 deaths resulting from these cases. A total of 122,999,721 individuals in the United States are now fully vaccinated. This is 37% of the total population. Approximately 59.7% of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. This information is current as of 5/17/21.

CDC Guidelines For Vaccinated Individuals:

Resume normal activities without the need to wear a mask or socially distance except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

If you travel in the U.S., you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.

For international travel, you don't need to be tested before departure unless it is required by your destination. You still need to show a negative COVID test to board a flight to return to the United States. You will need to get tested 3-5 days after international travel. You do not need to self-quarantine upon your return.

If you have been around someone with COVID, you do not need to self-quarantine unless you have symptoms. However, if you live or work in a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.

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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:

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