DPH still reporting 70 COVID-related deaths in Stephens County

The Georgia Department of Public Health is now reporting 70 COVID-related deaths in Stephens County with 2,833 residents testing positive for the virus, since the beginning of the global pandemic.

The latest report was released Sunday afternoon.

The latest report has Habersham County with 135 deaths and now 4,513 positive cases of the virus.

In other neighboring counties, Franklin County has had 36 deaths and 2,235 positive cases, Rabun County is now reporting 1,412 cases and 36 deaths, Hart County is reporting 1,623 cases and 34 deaths, and Banks County is reporting 30 deaths and 1,527 cases.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, there have been a total of 804,812 positive cases of the virus across the state of Georgia, of those, 54,753 have been hospitalized and the total death count due to complications of the virus has now risen to 14,633.

The Stephens County School System’s weekly report for the week ending February 19th shows a lower number of positive cases:

1 staff member with a positive Covid-19 test.

1 staff member quarantined at home.

47 students quarantined at home.

1 student with a positive Covid-19 test.

3,929 students currently enrolled in-person and virtually.

536 current employees.

Again, the numbers represented are current active cases as of February 19, 2021 and are not a running total.