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Will all Georgia residents sixteen and older now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as of Wednesday morning, March 31, the Georgia Department of Health’s Vaccine Dashboard reported that the Seminole County Health Department has now administered 2,504 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Seminole County residents – administering dose one to 1,456 residents and dose two to 1,048.
Little or no increase in new positive COVID-19 cases being reported daily in Seminole County has been the story for the past three weeks. As of presstime on Wednesday, March 31 only two new cases have been reported locally by the Georgia Department of Public Health in the past 48 hours. Only fourteen new cases were reported in Seminole County during the month of March 2021, down from thirty-eight reported in February 2021 and significantly down from the one hundred twelve recorded January 2021.
Since the pandemic began last March, Seminole County has been recorded with 728 positive cases, seventeen of which, sadly, have resulted in Coronavirus related deaths.
As of Wednesday, March 31, since March of 2020, there have been 851,306 cases of COVID-19 statewide – and 16,533 deaths reported to state health officials. Since this time last week, 6586 new cases have been reported and the state’s COVID-19 related death total increased 346.
Those numbers are based on positive results from a Molecular Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test and represent confirmed cases only. Only molecular test results, reported through multiple sources, are used by the Georgia Department of Health in identifying confirmed cases.
Molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and antigen tests are used to diagnose COVID-19, meaning that they look to see if someone is currently infected with COVID-19. Each test looks for something different to determine if someone is infected. A molecular (PCR) test looks for the virus’s genetic material. An antigen test is a rapid test that looks for specific proteins on the surface of the virus. The nose swab PCR test for COVID-19 is the most accurate and reliable test.
If you add in the local positive antigen test number of 196, Seminole County’s positive case numbers increase to 924 positive cases since March of 2020.