Georgia tops 20,000 COVID deaths; one of the 106 fatalities that put the state over the mark Friday was from Floyd County.  483 new cases. 185 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; 60 in Cartersville; 75 in Calhoun.

Georgia tops 20,000 COVID deaths; one of the 106 fatalities that put the state over the mark Friday was from Floyd County. 483 new cases. 185 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; 60 in Cartersville; 75 in Calhoun.

 

FRIDAY REPORT:

  • Another Floyd death Friday and another probable death in Gordon.
  • Region report:  732 virus deaths, up 1, and 106 “probable” deaths, up 1.
  • 483 new cases in Northwest Georgia since Thursday. 165 in Floyd; 97 in Bartow, 82 in Gordon, 89 in Polk and 50 in Chattooga.
  • 185 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Friday, a record since the pandemic began.  Floyd had 114 patients; Redmond, 71 patients; two others were awaiting test results. The old record: 166 on Jan. 6, 2021.
  • 135 more hospitalized: 75 COVID patients at Advent Health Gordon on Friday; 60 at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center with 12 on ventalors.
  • 110 more: 57 patients at Piedmont Cartersville on Friday; 53 patients at AdventHealth Gordon on Friday. 
  • 9,119 new cases in Georgia since Thursday.
  • 106 new deaths in Georgia since Thursday.


Voccio says more than half the new cases we’re seeing right now are for students in kindgergarten through 12th grade. What’s key, says Voccio, is many of these students can be vaccinated. Another concern: Oxygen supplies are getting low, he says.
From Public Health: “The free COVID-19 testing site at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome will not be open Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. However, it will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday.”


 


COVID TESTS

  • Rome: 9 a.m. until 6  p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday. Closed Labor Day. Register online: Rome
  • Emerson: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., LakePointe Sports Complex.
  • Catoosa at the Colonnade, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold. Registration link

The PCR testing is done by nasal swab to determine the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. Anyone who has COVID-19 type symptoms or has been in close contact recently with a person infected with the virus needs to be tested for COVID-19, even if they are fully vaccinated.



VACCINATION CALENDAR

Saturday: Cartersville City Schools is partnering with West End Pharmacy to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at no cost. The event, which is open to everyone  age 12 and up, will be held on the Cartersville High School campus at the Storm Center (the main gym located behind the high school and can be accessed from McEver St.)  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome; however, pre-registration is encouraged. Please register at https://form.jotform.com/212386127474155. For those who receive the first round of the vaccination at this event, the second dose will be offered on Sept. 25 at the same location.
Tuesday: Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Rome campus, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., building H-101 (with the Georgia Department of Public Health).

Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available daily for eligible individuals at health departmentsBartow (770) 382-1920 / Chattooga (706) 857-3471 / Floyd  (706) 295-6123 / Gordon (706) 624-1444Polk  (770) 749-2270

 

 

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