Georgia Reports 3,406 New Coronavirus Cases, 21 More Deaths

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Georgia state health officials reported on Tuesday there have been 100,470 confirmed cases of coronavirus -  an increase of 3,406.

There have been 2,899 people in the state who have died from the coronavirus - 21 more since Monday.

Hospitalizations are at 12,226 - up 307 since Monday.

Whitfield County has 98 new cases for a total of 1,464 and has had 15 deaths, up one since Monday. Officials said 70 have been hospitalized, up one from Monday.

Walker County has three new case at 348 and remains at 12 deaths and 18 hospitalized.

Dade County has one new case for a total of 76 cases and remains at one death.
Four have been hospitalized.

Catoosa County has none new cases for 333 cases and remains at eight deaths. Twenty-eight have been hospitalized.

Chattooga County has six new cases for a total of 73 cases, and remains at two deaths. The county has had one additional hospitalization, for a total of five.

Bartow County south of Chattanooga at Cartersville has 19 new cases, for a total of 807 cases and remains at 42 deaths from the virus.

Floyd County (Rome) has 629 cases, up 35 from Monday, and remains at 15 deaths.

Gordon County (Calhoun) added 11 cases since Monday, for a total of 457 cases and remains at 18 deaths from coronavirus. Forty-four have been hospitalized in Gordon County.

The cases remain centered around the Atlanta area, with Fulton County with 9,066 cases and remains at 316 deaths. Cobb County has 6,082 cases and has 247 deaths, up one from Monday. There are now 7,158 cases in Dekalb County (Decatur) and it remains at 173 deaths. Gwinnett County has increased to 9,972 cases and remains at 174 deaths.   

Dougherty County (Albany) has 2,030 cases and remains at 155 deaths.

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Signal Mountain has closed its pool after a lifeguard tested positive for COVID-19. Officials said, "We do not believe it was contracted at the pool facility. The guard’s most recent shifts ... (click for more)

Local educators informed the Rotary Club about their experiences in navigating a COVID-19 world during Thursday’s Zoom conference. Hamilton County superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson, Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Georgia state health officials reported on Thursday there have been an additional 42 deaths due to the coronavirus. The new total is 4,026. There were 3,250 new cases as that total reached ... (click for more)



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Signal Mountain Closes Pool After Lifeguard Tests Positive For COVID

Signal Mountain has closed its pool after a lifeguard tested positive for COVID-19. Officials said, "We do not believe it was contracted at the pool facility. The guard’s most recent shifts were this past Wednesday and Saturday during the morning sessions. "Given the protocols in place, risk of exposure for patrons was extremely low. However, we feel it appropriate to provide ... (click for more)

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Local educators informed the Rotary Club about their experiences in navigating a COVID-19 world during Thursday’s Zoom conference. Hamilton County superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson, Chattanooga State president Dr. Rebecca Ashford, and UT-Chattanooga’s Chancellor Dr. Steven Angle shared the virtual stage. Dr. Johnson gave a brief explanation about Hamilton County’s plan to deal ... (click for more)

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