UPDATE, SEPT. 11: As of 3 p.m. on Sept. 10, Candler County has had 389 diagnoses of COVID-19, with 68 cases being diagnosed in the last two weeks and one being diagnosed in the past 24 hours. The death count stands at 16 with 22 hospitalizations.

UPDATE, SEPT. 10: As of 3 p.m. on Sept. 9, Candler County has had 387 diagnoses of COVID-19, with 69 cases being diagnosed in the last two weeks and one being diagnosed in the past 24 hours. The death count stands at 16 with 21 hospitalizations.

Candler County’s COVID count has moved to 380 cases as of Monday at 3 p.m. with two additional deaths reported in the last week. That brings the county’s total to 16 deaths and 20 hospitalizations.

Grice Connect reports that the two most recent deaths are a 64-year-old black male with no comorbidity and  a  49-year-old black male, also with no comorbidity.

Grice Connect also reports that the county has a 14-day average of positive cases per 100,000 of 701 (up from 655 last week) and its percent of positive tests is 24.4% (an 8 percent increase over last week).  Targets are below 100 per 100,000 and positive tests at 5% or below.

Last week, Candler County Schools reported four new positive cases among the school population and 21 individuals who have been placed in precautionary quarantine as a result of new cases. 

From the school’s population of 2500 students and employees, 0.16% tested positive last week (Aug. 31-Sept. 4) and 0.84% of the population were in quarantine.

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