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Georgia continues to report zero new COVID-19 deaths, cases decline



AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia saw back-to-back days of no COVID-19 deaths Sunday and reported 748 new cases.

While the Georgia Department of Public has reported zero new deaths before, this is the first time the state has not lost any residents to the virus over multiple consecutive days.

Georgia stands at a total of 849,607 cases and 16,487 deaths. GDPH also added 22 hospitalizations and eight admissions to intensive care units for a total of 58,498 hospitalizations of which 9,578 are in an ICU.

The state’s percent-positive is approximately 11%.

GDPH said the only districts in the Augusta-area to report new cases were Richmond County, with 18 for 19,157, and Columbia County, with six for 10,730. Only one hospitalization was reported and it was in Richmond County.

Doctors Hospital of Augusta did not diagnose any new patients but did add one in-patient to reach 12, according to spokesman Kaden Jacobs.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 644 cases and 11 deaths for a total of 463,643 cases and 8,053 deaths.

Aiken County rose seven cases for 12,458 while Edgefield County rose three cases for 2,478. There were no changes to either district’s death tolls, which stand at 174 and 28, respectively.

South Carolina’s percent-positive is 3.4%.