A total of 18,556 new cases of coronavirus and 51 more virus-related deaths were reported across Georgia on Thursday by the state Department of Public Health.
According to the latest update by the DPH issued just after 3 pm, there have been 1,511,810 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic. The state’s death toll now stands at 26,523.
As of the most recent update to the vaccine dashboard Thursday, 13,528,533 vaccines have been administered across this state; 61 percent of all Georgians have received at least a dose of the vaccine, while 53 percent have been fully vaccinated. Among those fully vaccinated Georgians, 32 percent have had an additional dose; 17 percent of residents statewide have had the booster.
Get more information about COVID-19 and vaccination in Georgia from the state Department of Public Health’s website at www.dph.georgia.gov. There have been issues with Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) this week; that has resulted in delayed updates to the COVID-19 Daily Status Report.
Three additional schools have shifted to phase two of the Rome City Schools’ COVID-19 plan; those include Anna K. Davie and West Central Elementary, along with Rome Middle. For ongoing updates from the school system, visit www.rcs.rome.ga.us.