13 new cases in Northwest Georgia Saturday; statewide, 761. Earlier: Floyd records 41st ‘probable’ death. Weekly update from Dr. Gary Voccio on virus, vaccination. Rome hospitals had 25 COVID patients at week’s end.

13 new cases in Northwest Georgia Saturday; statewide, 761. Earlier: Floyd records 41st ‘probable’ death. Weekly update from Dr. Gary Voccio on virus, vaccination. Rome hospitals had 25 COVID patients at week’s end.

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SATURDAY

Northwest Georgia:

  • Regional deaths: 641 deaths; probable deaths: 89.
  • 25 patients in Floyd, Redmond; down 5.
  • 13 new positive cases in past 24 hours. Record: 404 on Jan. 22.

State:


COVID on campus:

  • Rome City Schools, May 6: 7 students, 1 staff. One new positive test by staff.  Expanded report. Peak quarantines: 442 students, 75 staff, 517 total.
  • Floyd County Schools, May 6: 51 students, staff; down 1. Garden Lakes Elementary hit hard again. Expanded report. Peak quarantines: 788 students and staff.
  • Cartersville City Schools, May 5-6: No new cases.  Cartersville.
  • Bartow County Schools. Woodland High, Emerson Elementary School in yellow phase. Bartow
  • Gordon County Schools: 2 students, 1 staffer through May 7. Updates 
  • Polk School District: 5 positive cases this past week. Latest reports
  • Berry College, spring semester: 78 students; 19 faculty, 1 WinShape employee. Total: 98. Fall semester: 204 students, 34 staff, 10 WinShape employees, 1 Aramark employee.Total: 249

DEATHS

“Probable deaths” includes individuals who are antigen positive or individuals with compatible illness and known close contact to a case that were either reported to DPH as deceased by healthcare providers or medical examiners/coroners, identified by death certificates with COVID-19 indicated as the cause of death, or there is evidence that COVID contributed to the individual’s death OR individuals with a death certificate that has COVID-19 indicated as the cause of death and there is no laboratory evidence for SARS-CoV-2.”


UNDER CARE

  • Floyd: 12 patients, down 3.
  • Redmond: 13 patients, down 2. One patient awaiting test results.  

CONFIRMED CASES

Through Saturday:

Floyd: 10,010,  up 6.
Bartow: 11,243, up 2.
Gordon: 6,504, up 1.
Polk: 3,954, up 1.
Chattooga: 2,253, up 3.
TOTAL: 33,964, up 13.


LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES: For weekday updates from the state, please click here.

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