2,416 Positive Cases Confirmed in Athens-Clarke County, 23 Deaths
The state Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) case tracker (https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report) confirms 2,416 positive cases of COVID-19 in Athens-Clarke County and 23 deaths as of 2:50 p.m. on August 21.
These are cumulative cases total since February 25, 2020. For reference, numbers from the beginning of each month:
- August 1 - 1,694
- July 1 - 574
- June 1 - 293
- May 1 - 155
- April 1 - 54
- March 1 - 4
Two additional deaths were reported the week of August 17 to bring the total to 23.
The Daily Status Report is now updated once daily at 3:00 p.m. to allow time to process and validate laboratory and case reports. If you view the data, please be sure to check the area showing the definitions of the information presented. Some, such as "hospitalizations," have different meanings than what may be expected.
Eleven deaths occurred at a long-term care facility during March and April. For a daily report on long-term health care facilities in the state, visit the Georgia Department of Community Health’s website at dch.georgia.gov.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 and should always consult their healthcare provider if they are sick.