July 28, 2021

Heard County reports its 100th case of COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) — Numbers released Sunday by the Georgia Department of Health indicate the 100th case of COVID-19 has been recorded in Heard County.

Four new cases were added in Sunday’s report bringing the total to 101 since the outbreak began.

Heard County reported its first case of Coronavirus on March 18.

Total numbers have risen sharply in the month of July increasing by just over 110% since July 1. Heard County was only reporting 48 total cases on June 30.

The Department of Health does not release recovery numbers so it is unknown how many cases are currently active.

Three people have died locally with the virus — all females ranging from ages 66-82. One (a 76-year-old) was confirmed to have a pre-existing condition.

Nine of the 101 cases in the county have required patients to be hospitalized.

Overall, 3,251 new COVID-19 cases were reported statewide Sunday bringing Georgia’s Cumulative total to 143,123 positive cases of the Coronavirus.

15,010 cases have required hospitalization so far, and 2902 were still hospitalized as of a Friday report from The Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

The Georgia Department of Health reports 3,173 people have now died due to COVID-19 related complications.

The GDPH reminds the public that not all cases of COVID-19 are being tested. So these numbers do not represent the total number of people in Georgia that have or had COVID-19. These numbers represent the number of cases that were actually tested.

The Heard County Health Department is offering FREE drive-thru COVID-19 test each Wednesday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

Free Health Dept. testing is also offered at the Coweta Fairgrounds on other days. Pre-Registration is strongly recommended.

Visit covid19.dph.ga.gov for more information and to make an appointment.

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