Georgia Has 75 New Coronavirus Deaths; 2,337 New Cases

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Georgia state health officials reported on Tuesday there have been 75 additional deaths due to the coronavirus. The current total is 14,761.

There were 2,337 new cases, as that total reached 808,416 confirmed cases of coronavirus. 

Hospitalizations are at 55,167, 284 more than Monday.

Here are the numbers by county:

Catoosa County: 5,015 cases, up 33; 58 deaths, up 1; 218 hospitalizations, up 4

Chattooga County: 2,070 cases, up 8; 58 deaths; 152 hospitalizations

Dade County: 1,075 cases, up 4; 9 deaths; 51 hospitalizations

Walker County: 5,790 cases, up 54; 70 deaths, up 1; 240 hospitalizations, up 7

Whitfield County: 14,078 cases, up 23; 201 deaths, up 1; 684 hospitalizations

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Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey announced Tuesday that the state health department will expand to Phase 1C beginning Monday, making the vaccines now available to an estimated 1.1 ... (click for more)

The Southern Adventist University Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Sunday, for Ken Shaw, EdD, to become the 27th president of the university. He will assume office on June 1. Dr. ... (click for more)

A man on Browns Ferry Road told police that someone busted a window of his vehicle and stole items from it. The items that were taken were an Ulta Make-up set and some Rock City souvenirs, which ... (click for more)



Breaking News

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Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey announced Tuesday that the state health department will expand to Phase 1C beginning Monday, making the vaccines now available to an estimated 1.1 million Tennesseans. The said the change was made due to "a large surplus of vaccines." The Hamilton County Health Department will follow the state’s guidance and expand Phases ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: Thief Gets Rock City Birdhouse; Woman Will Say "He Has A Gun" Next Time

A man on Browns Ferry Road told police that someone busted a window of his vehicle and stole items from it. The items that were taken were an Ulta Make-up set and some Rock City souvenirs, which included a metal birdhouse and coffee mug. There was no suspect information. * * * A woman on Hollyberry Lane called police because a man she knew was banging on her windows and ... (click for more)

Opinion

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Tennesseans have proven we are resilient and determined moving through the COVID pandemic response. Getting to this point in our state -- one of only a handful that has economic growth, open schools and an ability to see a light at the end of this proverbial tunnel -- has taken unbelievable effort. Yet, one revelation of many over the last year has been the need to reject those ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: J&J Vaccine A Godsend

Within hours after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, truckloads of the life-saving medicine were rolling out of a distribution center in Kentucky. According to a state source, Tennessee will get at least 40,000 doses early this week, and in Hamilton County as well as the rest of America, it is a Godsend. “The ... (click for more)

Sports

Rhyne Howard Selected As SEC Player Of The Year - Again

University of Kentucky junior guard Rhyne Howard has been named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year for the second straight season by league coaches after putting together yet another record-breaking season for the top-20 ranked Wildcats. Howard, who was also named to the All-SEC First Team, was joined on the list of league honors by senior guard Chasity Patterson, ... (click for more)

Chattanoogan Madison Hayes Named To SEC All-Freshman Team

After becoming a regular in the starting lineup during the second half of the season, Mississippi State's Madison Hayes was tabbed to the SEC All-Freshman Team by league coaches on Tuesday. The Chattanooga, Tennessee, native has started the last eight games for the Bulldogs and has consistently done a lot of the intangible things all season. Hayes ranks second on the team ... (click for more)