Georgia’s long-term care facilities account for 42 percent of the state’s COVID-19 death toll

Three counties are home to 25 percent of the state's confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The Clary Care Center/Wilkinson Care Center at Stephens County Hospital has reported two COVID-positive residents and two COVID-positive staff members, with zero fatalities, according to the latest Community Health Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Report, released on Friday. Stephens County’s second long-term care facility, PruittHealth – Toccoa, is shown as having three confirmed residents, one confirmed staff member, and one COVID-related fatality.

Long Term Care Facilities account for 377 (42%) of the state’s 907 COVID-related deaths and 16.32 percent of the state’s 3,789 confirmed cases, with 2,512 residents and 1,277 staff members having tested positive fro the virus, according to the report.

Statewide, there have been 907 deaths caused by complications of COVID-19. 32 percent of those deaths occurred among residents of three of Georgia’s 159 counties.

Dougherty County, population 87,957 (0.83 percent of state population) accounts for 108 deaths (11.91%);

Fulton County, population 1.064 Million (10.02 percent of the state’s population), accounts for 91 deaths (10.03%); and

and Cobb County, population 760,141 (7.1576 percent of the state’s population) , accounts for 74 deaths (8.16%)

Similarly, out of the state’s 23,216 confirmed cases, 25 percent are residents of three counties:

Fulton, population 1.064 Million (10.1 percent of the state’s population), accounts for 2,543 confirmed cases, (10.95%)

DeKalb County, population 759,297 (7.15 percent of the state’s population) accounts for 1,788 confirmed cases (7.71%)

and Dougherty County, population. 87,957 (0.83 percent of the state’s population) accounts for 1,470 confirmed cases (6.33%).

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