AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia saw only 52 COVID-related deaths Saturday, a slight increase from Friday but lower than previous days and bringing the state’s total to 16,982. The Georgia Department of Public Health also reported 1,019 new cases.
Richmond County added 17 for 19,399 and Columbia County added nine for 10,837. Burke County added one for 1,731, McDuffie County added five for 1,634, Jefferson County added two for 1,562, Jenkins County added three for 722 and Warren County added one for 368. All remaining Augusta-area counties stayed the same – Wilkes County at 668, Screven County at 808, Lincoln County at 505, Glascock County at 144 and Taliaferro County at 100.
McDuffie and Richmond counties each added one death for 41 and 396 respectively and bringing the area total to 1,018.
Doctors Hospital of Augusta remained at 782 cases and dropped one in-house patient for 11 said spokesman Kaden Jacobs.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control added 653 cases for 470,805 and 16 deaths for 8,160. Aiken County added 11 cases for 12,581 and Edgefield County added two for 2,515. Neither county had any new deaths to remain at 175 and 28 respectively.