While statewide numbers continue to climb, Morgan reports 115 confirmed

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Morgan County’s cumulative coronavirus count climbs to 115 confirmed cases as of Tuesday, July 21. The new total added 34 new cases in just one week. 

Georgia continues to be in the top 10 states with the highest confirmed COVID-19 cases. As of press time on Tuesday, July 21, Georgia reported 2,452 new cases by noon, with three deaths and 37 hospitalizations. Since the pandemic begin, Georgia has confirmed a total of 145,575 cases, adding over 25,000 new cases in just one week’s time. A total of 3,176  Georgia have died due to the coronavirus. Georgia has reported a total of 15,047 hospitalizations and 2,829 ICU admissions, according the Georgia Department of Public Health. As of press time, Georgia has conducted more than 1.25 million tests for the coronavirus. COVID-19 is a highly contagious and potentially lethal upper-respiratory coronavirus sweeping across the country and world. 

As of July 21, Georgia had the seventh highest number of coronavirus cases in the nation, only surpassed by New York, California, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois. 

Zero deaths have been confirmed in Morgan County due to the coronavirus, but eight Morgan County citizens have been hospitalized after contracting the virus. Some counties surrounding Morgan County are also experiencing a rise in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. 

According to GDPH, Greene County reported 165 confirmed cases, 10 deaths and 21 hospitalizations. Putnam County reported 274 cases, 13 deaths, and 28 hospitalizations. Jasper County reported 103 confirmed cases, one death and nine hospitalizations. Oconee County has 294 confirmed cases, with 14 deaths and 37 hospitalizations. Walton County reported 649 confirmed cases with 32 deaths and 77 hospitalizations. Newton County reported 1,202 confirmed cases, resulting in 19 deaths and 144 hospitalizations.  

Morgan County combined with surrounding counties’s cases total 2,802 confirmed coronavirus cases and 89 deaths. 

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