- Ogeechee Tech Reports Only 5 Positives in two weeks
- Local officials working with DPH to increase local testing capacity
- Statesboro Mayor held Press Conference on city’s response to outbreak of positive cases
- College communities in Georgia, U.S. emerge as COVID hot spots
Bulloch County Schools COVID-19 Positive Report From August 17-September 1 at 1 pm:
- Total Known Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported: 37 (+1 from yesterday)
- Total persons quarantined for precaution as a result of close contact with these reported cases: 406 students and employees (+1 from yesterday)
Georgia Southern University COVID-19 Positive Report From August 24 -August 31:
- Total Known Positive COVID-19 Confirmed:129
- Total Known Self Reported: 379
- Total on Statesboro campus: 481
- NEXT REPORT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 – Georgia Southern University is reporting weekly at this time.
Local Address Must Be Given for Test to Show in Bulloch totals
It is important that Georgia Southern students who are tested outside of the GSU Health Center use their current address in Statesboro, not their permanent home address. Otherwise, the results will be recorded in their home county, even though they are living in our community. If you are a student, and receive a COVID-19 test at the health department, urgent care or local doctors office you must provide your local address for the test results to show in Bulloch County numbers.
Ogeechee Technical College COVID-19 Positive Report From August 17-August 30:
- Total Known Positive COVID-19 Confirmed: 5
- NEXT REPORT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 at 5 pm – Ogeechee Tech is reporting weekly at this time.
Targets to get COVID-19 under control
The World Health Organization and White House guidelines call for sustained positivity rates of 5% or less and positive case rate less than 100 per 100,000.
- Bulloch County 14 day average of positive cases per 100,000 is 781 and percent of positive tests is 19.5%. (Targets are below 100 per 100,000 and positive tests at 5% or below).
- 2,049 Total confirmed cases and 21 deaths total reported here with 120 hospitalizations total. Up 46 confirmed since yesterday. (These figures apply to Bulloch County Residents)
- EGRMC currently/today caring for 23 COVID-19 positive patients today. (May or may not be Bulloch County Residents) 5 COVID-19 patients on vents. EGRMC has 17 total vents. However, this is reporting only COVID-19 patients on vents. It is unknown how many actual vents are in use at this time.
- Bulloch EMS received notice of 103 confirmed COVID-19 positive and 103 probable patients transported to date.
BULLOCH COUNTY LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY 8/31/20 COVID-19 REPORT:
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BULLOCH COUNTY TOTAL COVID-19 DEATHS
- Evans County 14 day average of positive cases per 100,000 is 365 and percent of positive tests is 14.1%. (Targets are below 100 per 100,000 and positive tests at 5% or below).
- 365 Total confirmed cases and 5 deaths total reported with 28 total hospitalizations. (This is an increase of 8 confirmed cases, increase of 0 hospitalizations and 0 deaths from yesterday)
- Evans COVID-19 deaths:
- 59 year old, African American male with comorbidity
- 62 year old, white male with comorbidity
- 67 year old, African American male with comorbidity
- 75 year old, African American female with no comorbidity
- 76 year old, African American male with comorbidity
- Candler County 14 day average of positive cases per 100,000 is 664 and percent of positive tests is 19.0%. (Targets are below 100 per 100,000 and positive tests at 5% or below).
- 356 total confirmed cases and 14 deaths total reported with 19 total hospitalizations. (This is an increase of 3 confirmed cases, increase of 1 hospitalization and an increase of 0 deaths from yesterday)
- Candler’s COVID-19 deaths
Order AGE SEX COUNTY RACE COMORBIDITY 4 46 Female Candler White Yes 10 53 Male Candler Black No 2 56 Female Candler Black Yes 8 61 Male Candler White No 12 62 Male Candler White No 6 64 Female Candler Black No 5 68 Male Candler White No 11 70 Male Candler Black No 1 73 Female Candler White No 13 73 Male Candler Unknown Yes 7 75 Female Candler White No 14 77 Female Candler White Yes 9 83 Male Candler Black No 3 86 Male Candler White Yes
Exceeding hospital bed and staff capacity is why leaders continue calling for citizens to wear a mask, social distance, wash hands and avoid crowds to slow the spread and not overwhelm our hospital.
The Georgia Tech COVID-19 risk assessment planning tool shows the risk level of attending an event in any county in America, given the event size and location (assuming 10:1 ascertainment bias). The risk level is the estimated chance (0-100%) that at least 1 COVID-19 positive individual will be present at an event in a county, given the size of the event. Choose an event size. Use the drop-down menu to choose a county you would like to zoom in on.
Grice Connect New COVID-19 Dashboard
A special thanks to Dr. Frank Davis, M.D. F.A.C.S, a retired trauma surgeon who lives in Bulloch County. He has worked closely with the Grice Connect team to design the new dashboard and provide brief interpretation of the data. You will be seeing and hearing more from Dr. Davis as he continues to help us monitor the COVID-19 impact locally.
We also want to thank Sean Davis and his team at Glenn Davis Insurers and Auto Owners Insurers for stepping up to sponsor this massive effort daily. They understand the importance of providing the best local data possible so their clients, family and friends can navigate this continuing crisis.
With Bulloch County Schools and Georgia Southern University having returned to classes (as of August 17), this will increase the importance of monitoring COVID-19.
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