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Georgia COVID-19 cases, deaths drop further



AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Department of Public Health reported 725 COVID-19 cases and zero deaths Sunday for a total of 862,137 cases and 16,982 deaths.

Statewide hospitalizations went up by 64 and admissions to intensive care units increased by six to reach 59,714 hospitalizations and 9,782 ICU admissions.

Georgia’s percent-positive is down to approximately 10.8%.

GDPH reported the following new cases in the Augusta-area:

Richmond County had 20 for 19,419, Columbia County eight for 10,845, Burke County four for 1,735, Jefferson County two for 1,564 and Lincoln County one for 506.

No new cases were reported in McDuffie, Screven, Jenkins, Wilkes, Warren, Glascock and Taliaferro counties.

No new deaths were reported in the Augusta-area.

Hospitalizations are up by three in Richmond County for 1,289, one in McDuffie County for 153 and one in Warren County for 47.

Doctors Hospital of Augusta added one case and one in-patient for a total of 783 cases and 12 in-patients, according to spokesman Kaden Jacobs.

South Carolina confirmed 588 new cases and two new deaths totaling 471,396 cases and 8,165 deaths, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control. Aiken County rose 17 cases to reach 12,598 while Edgefield County rose one case to reach 2,516. Both districts’ death-tolls remain at 175 and 28, respectively.

South Carolina’s percent-positive stands at 5.1%.