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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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Man sought in deadly Polk County shooting

October 19, 2020–10:24 a.m. POLK COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT On October 18, 2020, The Polk County Police Department’s Uniformed Patrol Division was dispatched to 118 Rice Road in reference to a shooting. Upon the arrival of Patrol Officers, a female was located on scene deceased. Lifesaving measures were attempted by law enforcement, as well as medical…

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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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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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Cedartown hosting “reverse” Christmas parade

October 13th, 2020 – 11:05 AM WGAA Radio –  (Via WGAA) Tis the season for holiday magic and a little bit of creative thinking for Cedartown officials. With earlier City-sponsored special events put on hold this year due to COVID-19, officials were determined to think out of the gift box concerning the annual Christmas parade…

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DPH Urges All Georgians to Get a Flu Shot

October 13th, 2020 – 11:00 AM Georgia Department of Public Health –  The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has a message for Georgians: Everyone needs a flu shot. Yes, you! That’s the focus of a new campaign urging all Georgians over the age of six months to get a flu shot this year. “Now more…

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COVID-19 status report for October 12th

October 12, 2020–6:00 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 10/12/2020, 2:50:09 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 332,311. Total State Deaths are now at 7,429. Total State Hospitalizations are at 29,656, and total state ICU Admissions are at 5,514. 937 confirmed…

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Georgia Gas Prices Hold Steady at the Pump

October 12th, 2020 – 6:50 AM AAA – The Auto Club Group Georgia gas prices  hold steady at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.00 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 3 cents less than last month, and 46 cents less than this time last year. It…

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COVID-19 status report for October 11

October 11, 2020–6:45 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 10/11/2020, 2:50:09 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 331,409. Total State Deaths are now at 7,416. Total State Hospitalizations are at 29,635, and total state ICU Admissions are at 5,511. 1,162 confirmed cases, 24 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths have…

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COVID-19 report for October 10th

October – 10th, 2020 – 8:00 PM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 10/10/2020, 2:50:09 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 330,269, Total State Deaths are now at 7,393, Total State Hospitalizations are at 29,611, and total state ICU Admissions are…

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Large Power Outage in Rockmart/Aragon Area

October 10th, 2020 – 7:52 PM Georgia Power – The Georgia Power Outage Map Indicates 529 customers in the Rockmart area are out of power. The residences on the following roads may be affected: Bellview Rd, Lowery Rd, Pine Mountain Rd, Carter Mountain Rd, and Old Collard Valley Rd. The estimated restoration time is indicted…

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COVID-19 report for October 9th

October – 9th, 2020 – 3:50 PM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 10/9/2020, 2:50:09 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 329,032, Total State Deaths are now at 7,348, Total State Hospitalizations are at 29,510, and total state ICU Admissions…

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