COVID Update: Morgan & Surrounding Counties (GA)

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The following data is current as of July 23, 2021. In Georgia overall, there have been 917,915 confirmed cases. Confirmed deaths are currently at 18,663 for the state with 2,951 probable deaths, 66,324 hospitalizations, and 11,301 ICU admissions. This data shows an increase of 11,878 cases in Georgia in the last two weeks, representing 8,473 cases per 100,000. The total population of Georgia is 10,833,472.

As of 9:00 am today (7/26/21), an additional 1,568 cases have been confirmed with8 additional confirmed deaths, 1,058 antigen-positive cases, and 70 hospitalizations in the state of Georgia.

Morgan County COVID-19 Data

Morgan County currently has 1,250 confirmed cases, 941 antigen positive cases, 97 hospitalizations, 24 confirmed deaths, and 7 probable deaths.

Here's the data for the counties surrounding Morgan:

  • Greene County: 1,534 cases, 54 deaths, and 142 hospitalizations
  • Jasper County: 696 cases, 20 deaths, and 61 hospitalizations
  • Madison County: 2,824 cases, 46 deaths, and 162 hospitalizations
  • Newton County: 7,844 cases, 241 deaths, and 693 hospitalizations
  • Oconee County: 3,136 cases, 66 deaths, and 135 hospitalizations
  • Putnam County: 1,882 cases, 59 deaths, and 173 hospitalizations
  • Walton County: 8,289 cases, 242 deaths, and 531 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 https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.
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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.
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U.S. COVID-19 Vaccinations

There have been 34,380,019 cases of COVID-19 in the United States. There have been 608,403 deaths resulting from these cases. A total of 163,025,726 individuals in the United States are now fully vaccinated. This is 49.1% of the total population. Approximately 69% of the U.S. adult population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. This information is current as of 7/22/21.

Morgan County COVID-19 Vaccinations

There are 19,276 residents living in Morgan County. Only 16.3% of residents have now been fully vaccinated. A total of 3,263 residents have received one dose (16.9%). A total of 3,150 residents are now fully vaccinated (36.7% of the population age 65 and older). The CDC is currently reporting that Morgan County has HIGH levels of community transmission, an increase from SUBSTANTIAL in the previous week.
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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: https://crystaljacksonwriter.substack.com/

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