With the reported statewide deaths from COVID-19 now exceeding 3,500, the Georgia Department of Health reported the number of Seminole countians testing positive for the Coronavirus significantly increased this week, while the number of local citizens who have died from the disease remained at two.
As of Wednesday, July 29, the county has now recorded 107 positive cases, and two virus related deaths since reporting began in mid March. That is an increase of twenty eight positive cases locally in the past week, and an increase of fifty seven since June 30.
The 107 number is not a total of the number of active local cases, but rather, as stated above, a cumulative total since March. The number of active, or recovered cases is not reported by the Georgia State Department of Health.
Georgia’s Public Health emergency and the shelter-in-place request for people ages 65 and older, seniors living in long-term care facilities and persons with certain chronic health issues continues. Social distancing, keeping six feet apart from others, wearing masks in public and hand washing continue to be encouraged for all Georgians.
As of Wednesday, July 29, there have been 175,052 cases of COVID-19 statewide – out of 1,738,416 people tested – and 3,563 deaths reported to state health officials. Since this time last week, 26,064 additional people have tested positive in Georgia for COVID-19; and, during that same time period, the state’s number of COVID-19 related deaths increased by 309.