DPH now reporting 286 cases of COVID-19 in Stephens County

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, Stephens County now has 286 cases of COVID-19.

To date, Stephens County has had six deaths due to complications from COVID-19.

The latest report was released Thursday afternoon.

DPH is reporting that Habersham County has had 740 positive cases of the virus and now 39 fatalities due to complications from the virus.

Locally, Stephens County Hospital and its facilities have tested 2,691 individuals for the virus.

Of those, 353 tests have come back positive with 290 patients receiving positive results, 2,269 received negative results, and 69 individuals are still awaiting their results.

According to Stephens County Hospital Chief Executive Officer Mike Hester, 146 patients that have been treated for COVID-19 at Stephens County Hospital or its other facilities have now fully recovered.

Hester adds that they currently have no patients hospitalized at Stephens County Hospital with confirmed case of COVID-19.

In other neighboring counties, Banks County has a total of 147 cases and one death, Rabun County has 61 cases and three deaths, Franklin County has 239 cases and one death, and Hart County has 92 cases.

Across the state of Georgia, the Department of Public Health is reporting 3,000 more cases since Wednesday a total of 106,727 cases, of those, 12,606 have been hospitalized and 2,930 have died from complications of the virus.