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COVID-19 Kills 12th Person in Northeast Georgia

Clarke County added one new death as a result of COVID-19 in the noon Daily Status Report for Friday, bringing the total deaths in the 10-county Northeast Health District of the Georgia Department of Health to 12.

The death was of a 98-year-old male with underlying conditions.

Elbert County, the sole county in the region without a confirmed COVID-19 case, added a single case in the 24 hour period from noon of Thursday to noon of Friday.

Clarke, Oconee, Walton and Madison counties also added a single confirmed case during that time period, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Northeast Health District to 143.

The Department of Health Daily Status Report listed for the state 483 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 21 new deaths, and 102 new hospitalizations.

These increases are all lower than in the 24-hour-period from noon on Wednesday to noon on Thursday, but the number of new tests also decreased.

The total number of confirmed cases statewide is now 5,832, the number of deaths is 184, and the number of hospitalizations is 1,158.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.