December 8, 2021

Heard County now reporting 412 cases and 10 deaths with COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) — According to the latest report from the Georgia Department of Public Health Sunday, a total of 10 people have now died in Heard County with COVID-19.

Heard County has now also officially recorded 412 cases of the coronavirus.

The first case in the county was confirmed on March 18 while the 100th case was reported on July 19. There have been 48 cases confirmed during the last two weeks.

Of the 10 COVID-19 deaths reported in Heard County, eight were females and two were males. The youngest to be reported as deceased with the virus was a 63-year-old female.

The Georgia Department of Public Health recorded 10,346 net new confirmed and probable cases of the virus on Christmas Eve Thursday, setting a new daily record. Of those, 7,959 were detected by molecular PCR tests and 2,387 from rapid antigen tests, both diagnostic tests that can detect the virus.

Statewide Georgia added a total of 2.968 cases yesterday to bring the state total to 543,707 confirmed cases since the outbreak began. The death toll in Georgia is now confirmed to be 9,714.

The case count nationwide is closing in on 20 million while the death toll is nearing 350,000.

It is important to note that reporting of both cases and deaths lag behind the actual time the positive test results occur and the deaths take place.

Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further COVID-19 updates as they become available.

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