The Jackson County Health Department reports Wednesday, May 20, that 421 residents have tested positive for COVID-19, which is 17 more positive cases than a week ago.
The Health Department says the public needs to prevent the spread of COVID-19 not just to protect themselves, but others in our community who are most vulnerable to getting very sick - older adults, those who are immune-compromised, and those with underlying chronic health conditions.
The patients are self-isolating at home and receiving treatment. This information will be issued twice a week.
Cases and deaths are continuing in counties around Chattanooga also.
Pierce County reported 10 new cases and one new death Wednesday.
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Note: Collin County's health department receives daily COVID-19 test results - positive and negative - from physicians' offices, private labs, hospitals and the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) through Texas' Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Kankakee County has 703 cases with 36 deaths.
The Georgia Department of Public Health is now providing updates at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on their website.
Officials said the Bulverde and Canyon Lake cases are those with household contact with previously confirmed cases.
Wash hands well and often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
The Ohio Dept. of Health reports there are 1,603 confirmed COVID-related deaths in Ohio and an additional 178 probable COVID-related deaths using the CDC's Expanded Death Definition, for a total of 1,781 deaths.