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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — State and local health officials continue to track the latest COVID-19 cases and deaths in Georgia.

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) updates the state’s data online once a day. Officials at DPH say they do not have an accurate way to track recoveries at this time.

The Coastal Health District — which covers Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties — is also providing data online. For more on the community transmission index, cases by zip code and more, visit here.

News 3 will continue to provide daily updates on this page as we work to confirm information surrounding local cases.

New today:

Georgia saw 725 new confirmed cases of the novel virus, 27 new deaths and 55 hospitalizations.

The Coastal Health District reported 20 cases across all eight counties. Chatham County reported 9 new cases of COVID-19 and only one hospitalization. Chatham County has reported nearly 20,000 infections since the beginning of the pandemic.

Georgia’s death toll has exceeded 17,000 deaths and 869,000 total cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Current hospitalizations sit at 1,223 and account for more than 8% of all hospitalizations in Georgia. Recent data shows 18 hospitalizations across Chatham County, as low as it was in June 2020, before the first surge in hospitalizations. Two weeks ago, hospitalizations were decreasing daily, but have jumped 10% since then.

Chatham County’s community transmission remains high at 152, reporting greater than 100 cases per 100,000 residents, according to the Coastal Health District.

Georgia has administered more than 5.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including second doses, according to DPH’s vaccine dashboard.

More than 3.3 million Georgians have received one dose of vaccine, or 32% of residents. More than 2 million, 20% of residents, have been fully vaccinated.

Chatham County has administered nearly 130,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with 21% of residents fully vaccinated. Nearly a quarter of residents have received at least one dose of vaccine.

Meanwhile, DPH has paused the distribution of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine as the U.S. investigates reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

Georgia’s vaccine rollout is ranked 49th in the United States, by The New York Times. The list includes 50 states, territories, federal agencies and three countries with special agreements with the U.S.

Statewide totals:

Confirmed cases: 869,590
Confirmed deaths: 17,241
Hospitalizations: 60,521
ICU admissions: 9,887
Tests: 8,119,408

Coastal Empire:

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View South Carolina’s COVID-19 report by visiting here.

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