COVID-19 numbers continue to rise locally

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The daily local COVID-19 case count increase is posted on the Donalsonville News Facebook page

Seminole County’s positive COVID-19 case numbers continue their daily rise, as local medical personnel and first responders begin the process of receiving the long awaited COVID-19 vaccine.

As of early presstime on Tuesday, December 22, three new positive COVID-19 cases were reported for Seminole County by the Georgia Department of Public Health in the last 24 hours, and twenty-three new cases have been reported since this time last week. 

Since March, Seminole County has now been recorded with 541 positive cases, twelve of which, sadly, have resulted in Corona-virus related deaths. 

Forty-four new cases have been reported locally in the past fourteen days and sixth-three positive cases have reported locally so far in the month of December.

As of Tuesday, December 22, since March there have been 512,699 cases of COVID-19 statewide – out of 5,416,658 people tested – and 9,453 deaths reported to state health officials. Since this time last week, 200,454 additional Georgia residents have been tested, with 28,547 of them testing positive for COVID-19. During that same time period, the state’s number of COVID-19 related deaths increased by 203.

Note: The 541 confirmed case number for Seminole County 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.

Locally, as reported last week, eighty-three positive cases were reported in the month of November, thirty-five positive cases were reported in the month of October, and eighty-three confirmed cases were reported in Seminole County in September.

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 doing your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 . . .  Wear a mask in public. Wash hands regularly and continue to sanitize everything. Stay six feet apart smart, and stay home if you are symptomatic.

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