Georgia Has Another 3,871 Cases And 37 Deaths; Whitfield Has 109 New Cases And 2 Deaths

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Georgia state health officials reported on Wednesday there have been 127,834 confirmed cases of coronavirus - an increase of 3,871.

There have been 3,091 people in the state who have died from the coronavirus - 37 more since Tuesday.

Hospitalizations are at 14,102 - up 417 since Tuesday.

Whitfield County has 109 new cases for a total of 1,978 and two more deaths for a total of 17. Officials said 88 have been hospitalized.

Walker County has added five new cases at 389 and two additional deaths for a total of 14.
Nineteen people have been hospitalized.

Dade County holds steady at 79 cases and one death. Five have been hospitalized.

Catoosa County has seven new cases for a total of 371 and remains at eight deaths. Twenty-eight have been hospitalized.

Chattooga County has an increase of three cases at 84 and remains at two deaths. The county has had five hospitalization.

Bartow County south of Chattanooga at Cartersville has 45 new cases for a total of 1,058, and another death for total of 45.

Floyd County (Rome) has 784 cases and remains at 15 deaths.

Gordon County (Calhoun) has 598 cases and remains at 18 deaths from coronavirus. Forty-eight have been hospitalized in Gordon County.

The cases remain centered around the Atlanta area, with Fulton County reporting 11,746 cases and 331 deaths. Cobb County has 7,571 cases and has 256 deaths. There are now 8,980 cases in Dekalb County (Decatur) and 186 deaths. Gwinnett County has increased to 12,217 cases and has 189 deaths.   

Dougherty County (Albany) has 2,195 cases and has 156 deaths.

Hamilton County Health Department To Have Facebook Live Presentations Beginning Thursday

Hamilton County 4 New COVID Deaths, 342 New Cases; Tennessee Has 2,057 New Cases, 40 More COVID Deaths

Bradley County Extends Closure Of Jail Visitation Lobby Until Further Notice


Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger on Tuesday announced the Hamilton County Health Department will begin a series of weekly Facebook Live presentations regarding the coronavirus. The first ... (click for more)

Hamilton County reported 342 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 168 patients hospitalized with 51 in Intensive Care Units. Ten others were in the hospital with suspected COVID. Of those hospitalized, ... (click for more)

Due to continued rising COVID-19 numbers in the Bradley County area, Sheriff Lawson and the Bradley County Jail’s administration have opted to extend the closure of the visitation lobby indefinitely. ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Hamilton County 4 New COVID Deaths, 342 New Cases

Hamilton County reported 342 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 168 patients hospitalized with 51 in Intensive Care Units. Ten others were in the hospital with suspected COVID. Of those hospitalized, 69 are county residents. The new total of cases in Hamilton County is 36,233. There were four more deaths from the virus in the county reported on Tuesday, bringing the total ... (click for more)

Bradley County Extends Closure Of Jail Visitation Lobby Until Further Notice

Due to continued rising COVID-19 numbers in the Bradley County area, Sheriff Lawson and the Bradley County Jail’s administration have opted to extend the closure of the visitation lobby indefinitely. "We will continue monitoring the pandemic status and announce the lobby’s re-opening accordingly," officials said. "As stated before, at-home visitations are accessible through ... (click for more)

Opinion

It's Time For Impact Fees

This letter is regarding the potential high density development on Snowhill Road in Ooltewah. Growth is good. But it needs to be responsible growth. It would be instructive to see studies by other communities who have already gone through this so we can understand just what is the taxpayer cost burden of these high density developments. Additional taxes to add infrastructure, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Ramp Up

As you know, federal and state employees will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday today (Monday) so it will be tomorrow (Tuesday) when the vaccination efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Hamilton County will really begin to ramp up. This week will also mark the start of “Round Two” for our First Responders, our medical providers, and others who were given their ... (click for more)

Sports

Chattanooga FC Looking For More Success With Familiar Faces For 2021 Season

By any standard, the Chattanooga Football Club had about as successful a season as one could have hoped for in the topsy-turvy year that was 2020. As the top side in their conference, CFC won the Independent Cup in the shortened preseason, and then made it midway through the NISA playoffs after the regular season. While COVID-19 forced the team and league to shut down for several ... (click for more)

Chattanoogan Bill Akers Outshined The Babe In September Of 1930

The Major League Baseball season is the longest of any pro sport in America, and it has been this way for over 100 years. Each season has hot streaks and slumps, masterful pitching performances and demotions to the bullpen. On any given day, the unknown ballplayer can become a hero. On September 13, 1930, Detroit Tigers rookie shortstop and Chattanoogan Bill Akers didn’t just outduel ... (click for more)