As more and more in-person events are beginning to be held and venues are beginning to re-open, public health officials continue to encourage protocols with regard to coronavirus even for those that have been vaccinated. There’s no set timeline for when we may get back to normal, asserts Dr. Gary Voccio, the Health Director for the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northwest Health District, who adds that proper precautions could prevent a spike of the virus this summer similar to the one this area experienced last summer.
A total of 1,156 new cases of coronavirus and 59 more virus-related fatalities were reported across Georgia on Thursday by the state Department of Public Health.
According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 859,388 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. The state’s death toll now stands at 16,886. In Floyd County, there were 9,845 confirmed cases and 176 fatalities. Gwinnett County had this state’s highest number of confirmed cases with 84,191, and Fulton County had the most deaths with 1,221.
As of the latest update to the vaccine dashboard Thursday, 4,466,497 doses of the vaccine have been administered statewide; 15 percent of all Georgians are now fully vaccinated.
Get additional information about COVID-19 and vaccination in Georgia via the state Department of Public Health’s website at www.dph.georgia.gov. All Georgians age 16 and up are now eligible to be vaccinated.