COVID-19 claims more lives in Stephens County

Georgia Department of Public Health fatality count rises by one. PruittHealth-Toccoa COVID-19 fatality count increases by five.

The Georgia Department of Public Health is now reporting a cumulative total of 11 Stephens County residents have died from complications of COVID-19 since early February. This is an increase of one death over the figure provided in yesterday’s GDPH update and the first increase since the four deaths reported at the end of July.


In today’s Georgia Department of Community Health Long-Term-Care COVID-19 report, PruittHealth – Toccoa reports seven COVID-19 fatalities – this is an increase of five in the past five days.



Georgia Department of Public Health Update – as of 8/5/2020, 2:50:06 PM

Georgia: 201,713 Confirmed Cases

3,984 Covid-related deaths since early February

19,788 Covid-related hospitalizations since early February

3,616 ICU admissions since early February

Reported today: 3,817 confirmed cases, 65 deaths, 362 hospitalizations (included in cumulative totals above)

Total PCR/Molecular tests since February: 1,695,224 (30,812 reported in the last 24 hours)

Total positive PCR/Molecular tests since February: 185,954 (3,375 reported in the last 24 hours)

Percent positive: 11.0%


Stephens County COVID-19 fatalities

Stephens County:

Confirmed Cases: 579 since February (132 in the past 2 weeks)

Deaths since February: 11 (latest fatality reported today, Aug. 5.

Hospitalizations since February: 69

Stephens County Fatalities are identified with the following statistics by GDPH


STEPHENS COUNTY HOSPITAL REPORT – 8/5/2020

Total tests since February 4,184

Total confirmed cases – 632 patients – including those that were asymptomatic, those with mild symptoms, and those who were hospitalized.

There are currently six confirmed positive patients being treated at Stephens County Hospital, and four patients hospitalized who are awaiting results on their their test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH’S LONG-TERM-CARE REPORT - 8/5/2020

PruittHealth Toccoa

67 out of 133 residents currently confirmed positive for COVID-19 - an increase of 41 since last week.

40 staff members currently confirmed positive for COVID-19 - an increase of 14 since last week.

7 Resident deaths related to COVID-19 - an increase of five since last week.

Clary Care Center & Wilkinson Care Center

19 Residents confirmed positive for COVID-19 (unverified whether this total is cumulative or current).

6 Staff confirmed positive for COVID-19 (unverified whether this total is cumulative or current).

0 COVID-related deaths

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