Seminole County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases increase to 13

In its twice-daily updates, the Georgia Department of Public Health at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8 announced that Seminole County now has 13 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. Statewide the report  confirmed 9,881 cases of COVID-19, up by 1,063 from the last update at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Statewide, 362 people have now died from the novel Coronavirus, an increase of 33 confirmed deaths overnight.

As of Monday, April 6,  Donalsonville Hospital reported on its website 174 total tests had been administered resulting in 14 positive cases and 152 negative results, with eight pending The hospital noted that not all of the 14 positive cases reside in Seminole County.

The Georgia Public Health Laboratory and private labs have conducted a total of 38,787 COVID-19 tests. The state has tested 2,807 people. Private labs have tested 35,980 state officials said.

The state health department reports 1,981 people have been hospitalized due to the virus.

State health officials have not provided a breakdown of the residents tested for COVID-19 in each county. The state is also not tracking the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19.

For 858 cases, the state is reporting the counties as “unknown.” The person may be homeless or medical professionals may not have entered the person’s county of residence into the state’s electronic database, health officials have previously said.

Governor Kemp’s Shelter in Place order, which began on Friday, April 3, along with all of its social distancing guidelines remain in place through Monday,April 13 and may possibly be extended if the Governor deems an extension to necessary.

 

 

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