Stephens County Hospital Exceeds 5000 Covid-19 Tests

The latest Georgia Department of Public Health report now has Stephens County with 942 positive cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the global pandemic.

The report still has 32 COVID-19 related deaths in Stephens County.

The latest report was released Wednesday afternoon.

DPH is still reporting Habersham County with a total of 64 deaths, and now 1,483 total positive cases of the virus.

Locally, Stephens County Hospital and its facilities have administered 5,026 COVID-19 tests.

Of those, 989 tests have come back positive with 785 patients receiving positive results, 4,005 received negative results, and 32 individuals are still awaiting their results.

Stephens County Hospital Chief Executive Officer Mike Hester says the hospital currently has one patient hospitalized with a confirmed case of COVID-19, and two others hospitalized awaiting results.

In other neighboring counties,  Franklin County has had 683 cases and 11 deaths, Rabun County has a total of 314 cases and 7 deaths, Hart County has had 470 cases and 11 deaths, and Banks County has a total of 447 cases and 6 deaths.

Across the state of Georgia, the Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 299,056 cases, of those, 26,884 have been hospitalized and 6,419 have died from complications of the virus.