COVID-19 generic Ga DPH

The 3 p.m. report released Monday by the Department of Public Health showed a total of 79,417 positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with 10,824 hospitalizations and 2,784 deaths.

That represents 2,207 new cases, 113 new hospitalizations and eight new deaths since 3 p.m. Sunday. 

Gordon County's total was changed to 356 confirmed cases with 43 hospitalizations and 18 deaths reported. That represents five new confirmed cases since 3 p.m. Sunday. 

Cases are assigned to the county of the patient's residence, not necessarily where the test or treatment was performed.

To see the full report, click here.

Gordon County Emergency Management Agency Director Taylor urged locals to continue to follow CDC and DPH guidelines for washing hands and social distancing.

Additionally, the DPH recommends that residents:

♦ Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.

♦ If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.

♦ If your children are sick, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.

♦ If someone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.

♦ If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.

♦ If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.

♦ Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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