A total of 7,176 new cases of coronavirus were reported across Georgia on Sunday by the state’s Department of Public Health, which additionally noted just two virus-related fatalities.
According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 636,373 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. The state’s death toll now stands at 10,282. In Floyd County, there were 7,415 confirmed cases and 110 fatalities. Gwinnett County had this state’s highest number of confirmed cases with 58,870, and Fulton County had the most deaths with 763.
The full COVID-19 Daily Status Report is posted on the Georgia Department of Public Health’s website, www.dph.georgia.gov. The site features a vaccine dashboard that is updated daily, excluding the weekends and holidays. As of the latest report that was released at 5:42 pm on Friday, 167,057 vaccines had been administered statewide.
The DPH announced on Sunday the launch of an online COVID-19 vaccine locator, which allows users to search by county for a vaccine provider in their communities. As of today, Georgia is in phase 1A+ of vaccine administration. This phase includes healthcare workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, adults aged 65+ and their caregivers (as applicable), as well as law enforcement, firefighters, 911 dispatchers, and first responders. People who are eligible to receive the vaccine must make an appointment to do so with a county health department or private healthcare provider.
According to the DPH Northwest Health District, the free COVID-19 testing site in Floyd County at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, located at 1400 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard in Rome, will be open from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm today, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. That site is drive-up; appointments are not necessary.