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COVID-19 status report for October 22nd

October 22nd, 2020 – 4:20 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH – These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 10/22/2020, 2:50:08 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 345,535. Total State Deaths are now at 7,729. Total State Hospitalizations are at 30,829, and total state ICU Admissions are at 5,774. 1,824 confirmed…

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Four more COVID-19 deaths in Northwest Georgia

October 22, 2020–7:44 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Two more Floyd County residents have died from COVID-19. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the death toll as of Wednesday was 57 since the start of the pandemic, up from 55 on Tuesday. Total cases in Floyd County were at 3,710, up by…

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Georgia DPH provides update on COVID-19 trends

October 21, 2020–6:19 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is providing the following information regarding the fight against COVID-19 in Georgia: COVID-19 Cases From 10/13 to 10/19, the seven-day average of new cases reported increased 3.8%. The seven-day average of new cases reported is down 65% from our peak July 24. As of…

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COVID-19 status report for October 20th

October 20th, 2020 – 4:20 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 10/20/2020, 2:50:10 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 342,438. Total State Deaths are now at 7,674. Total State Hospitalizations are at 30,541, and total state ICU Admissions are at 5,701.  1,174 confirmed cases,…

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Georgia Power Disconnects On The Rise

October 20th, 2020 – 4:00 PM Georgia Power –  The number of Georgia Power customers who have had their service disconnected for nonpayment is rising steadily since the state Public Service Commission lifted a pandemic-driven temporary moratorium on disconnections in July. In a document filed with the PSC this week, Georgia Power reported pulling the…

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NFPA urges caution when decorating for Halloween

October 20th, 2020 – 10:00 AM  National Fire Protection Association –  As families find creative ways to celebrate Halloween in response to COVID-19, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges everyone to keep fire safety in mind, particularly when decorating with candles and electrical lighting. “Because typical Halloween activities like trick-or-treating may be curtailed or even canceled in…

Gas prices hold stady

GOctober 20, 2020–8:13 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices continue to hold steady at the pump compared to a week ago. The state average price for gasoline is $2.00 per gallon, yet drivers in some Georgia cities are finding prices below $1.90 a gallon. It now costs motorists $30.00 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $11.10…

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COVID-19 status report for October 19th

October 19th, 2020 – 4:20 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 10/19/2020, 2:50:09 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 341,310. Total State Deaths are now at 7,657. Total State Hospitalizations are at 30,388, and total state ICU Admissions are at 5,665.  766 confirmed cases,…

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October 18 COVID-19 report

October 18, 2020–7:15 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The State of Georgia reported another 1,199 COVID-19 cases on Sunday along with 31 more deaths. Sunday’s numbers bring the total positive test results to 340,558 and the total number of deaths to 7,638 since the start of the pandemic. Floyd County reported 21 more cases…

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Initial unemployment claims decline in Floyd County

October 18, 2020–7:04 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Fewer Floyd County residents filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance last month when compared to the month before. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 1,895 claims filed in September compared to 2,099 in August. There were only 362 claims filed in September of last…

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Venomous Fuzzy Caterpillars showing up in Georgia

October 18th, 2020 – 9:10 AM Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences –  The “puss” caterpillar (Megalopyge opercularis) looks a little like something the cat might have coughed up. It’s hairy. Really hairy. It’s more than an inch long, with short, toxic spines hidden underneath its brown or gray fur. The hairs at the…

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Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Rises In September

October 18th, 2020 – 9:00 AM  Georgia Dept. of Labor –  Georgia’s unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent in September… that’s 7/10ths of a point higher than August. However, the Georgia Dept. of Labor says that 65 percent of jobs lost to the pandemic, have been gained back since April.  Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said “We are encouraging…

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Governor and CMS Admin. Announce Approval of Georgia Healthcare Reform Package

October 16th, 2020 – 5:16 AM The Office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp –  Governor Brian P. Kemp today joined Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to announce federal approval of Georgia’s healthcare reform package. “Since the passage of the Patients First Act in 2019, we have worked with a team…

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COVID-19 status report for October 15th

October 15th, 2020 – 7:40 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 10/15/2020, 2:50:09 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 336,241. Total State Deaths are now at 7,492. Total State Hospitalizations are at 30,081, and total state ICU Admissions are at 5,580.  1,686 confirmed cases, 163 hospitalizations,…

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COVID-19 status report for October 14th

October 14th, 2020 – 7:40 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 10/14/2020, 2:50:09 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 334,601. Total State Deaths are now at 7,470. Total State Hospitalizations are at 29,918, and total state ICU Admissions are at 5,546. 1,331 confirmed cases, 156 hospitalizations,…

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Bartow County Jail Population in Quarantine after Multiple Positive COVID-19 Tests

October 14th, 2020 – 6:25 PM The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office – On Wednesday afternoon the Bartow County Sherriff’s Office reported multiple jail inmates testing positive for COVID-19. In the following press release they addressed the public’s concerns: “In response to some of the jail inmates coming back with positive COVID-19 tests, we are quarantining…

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New Portion of Cass-White Road to be Open to the Public This Friday

October 14th, 2020 – 11:15 AM Bartow County –  Bartow County is announcing that the new alignment for Cass-White Road will be open to the public on Friday, October 16. The project is being completed with $6.24 million in SPLOST funding and a grant of $2.36 million from the State Roads and Tollway Authority. The…

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COVID-19 status report for October 13th

October 13, 2020–8:10 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 10/13/2020, 2:50:09 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 333,304. Total State Deaths are now at 7,454. Total State Hospitalizations are at 29,762, and total state ICU Admissions are at 5,523. 1,021 confirmed cases, 106 hospitalizations, and 27 deaths have…

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