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COVID-19 numbers continue to increase locally

The Georgia Department of Health, in its Wednesday, September 2 update, reported ten additional COVID-19 cases locally in the past 48 hours, and 188 additional confirmed positive COVID-19 cases reported in Seminole County from August 1 to September 1.

Since March, Seminole County has now been recorded with 295 positive cases, eight of which, sadly, have resulted in Coronavirus related deaths. Note: This number is not a total of the number of active local cases, but rather, as stated above, a cumulative total of individuals testing positive in Seminole County since March.

As of Wednesday, September 2, there have been 272,697 cases of COVID-19 statewide – out of 2,671,793 people tested – and 5,733 deaths reported to state health officials. Since this time last week, 322,185 additional Georgia residents have been tested, with 14,343 of them testing positive for COVID-19. During that same time period, the state’s number of COVID-19 related deaths increased by 471.

As of press time, Seminole County is not listed on the New York Times Hot Spot list ranking counties nation wide with the largest increase on a per capita basis in the past seven days.

 Seminole County Public Health Department director Penny Horne confirms that ALL numbers reported daily on the District and State’s Public Health Department websites  DO NOT include double counted positive cases. Each person is counted only once, even if they have had several positive tests. 

The number of active, or recovered cases is not reported by the Georgia State Department of Health, and all numbers are reported under person’s county of residence.

Keep up the social distancing, wear a mask in public, wash hands regularly and continue to sanitize everything, stay six feet apart smart, and follow the guidelines suggested  in the Governor’s Health  Emergency declaration.

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