by HALEI LAMB
According to the county commissioners’ noon update before press time Tuesday, August 11, the total active cases of COVID-19 in Emanuel has increased to 88.
There have been 575 total confirmed cases. Of those confirmed cases, 476 patients have recovered while 11 have died. Altogether, 3,649 patients have been tested; 268 of those patients are awaiting results.
This week’s active count of 88 indicates an increase of 32 cases from the previous week.
The report on August 4 was as follows:
• 56 active cases
• 475 confirmed cases
• 414 recovered
• 3,415 total patients tested
• 293 patients awaiting results
The death count jumped from five to 11 on August 10. The previous death count of five held steady from July 23 until this Monday.
The Emanuel County Board of Commissioners remains the go-to for the most current, cumulative list of coronavirus cases here locally. The commission works jointly with Emanuel Medical Center, East Georgia Healthcare Center, and the health department to provide an update everyday Monday through Friday at noon on Facebook. To receive these updates, follow the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners and turn on your notifications.