DPH reports 381 new COVID cases for Stephens County during recent 2 week period

Stephens County continues to see the number of COVID case among its residents increase.

According to the Department of Public Health, there have been 3,791 total cases of COVID-19 in Stephens County, since the start of the pandemic, an increase of 143 since WNEG’s report last week.

The DPH is reporting 80 confirmed COVID-related deaths in Stephens County.

In the last two weeks, ending September 9, the DPH reports a total of 381 new cases in Stephens County.

For surrounding counties, Habersham County has 529 new cases in the last 2 weeks, Rabun County has 127, Banks County has 209, Franklin County 247, and Hart County has 131 new cases.

In Georgia, the DPH is reporting 1,144,884 total cases, an increase of 32,043 since WNEG’s report last week. The DPH also reports an increase of 412 deaths since WNEG’s report last week, bringing the total to 20,453 confirmed COVID-related deaths.

To follow the daily COVID numbers visit dph.georgia.gov.

As a reminder, Stephens County Health Department continues to offer the COVID vaccine for residents.

Toccoa Mayor Evan Hellenga is encouraging the public to get the vaccine.

Hellenga said, during a recent Toccoa City Commission meeting, it’s important to protect yourself and your loved ones from the virus by getting the vaccine.

“Everyone that watches the news knows that the Coronavirus is very much back to life,” he said. “I can’t it enough, if you haven’t been vaccinated take that opportunity and do yourself and your family and friends a favor. We’ve got to get ahead of this thing.”

Anyone interested in receiving the COVID vaccine can do so at the Stephens County Health Department, located at 64 Boulevard, Suite 102, Toccoa.

To schedule an appointment to be vaccinated contact Stephens County Health Department by calling 706-282-4507.