Athens hospitals still dealing with ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’
Nearly two years into the pandemic, Athens hospitals continue to battle COVID-19. The current wave was somewhat unexpected by health officials, who hoped the vaccine would cause a decline in cases. The Delta variant, however, changed that, and both Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital remained overwhelmed. Read the full article: Athens Banner-Herald Read more
Former UGA coach Dooley set for rehab after surgery
Former Georgia football coach Vince Dooley underwent hip surgery for a hairline fracture on Friday after slipping while working out last week. He was released from St. Mary’s Hospital on Sunday after spending much of Saturday watching football including the Bulldogs’ home win over Kentucky. Read the full article: Athens... Read more
Covid cases declining on Georgia college campuses
New cases of COVID-19 on University System of Georgia campuses started to come down this week after increasing at the beginning of the fall semester. The number of positive tests reported at nine schools – including the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech – declined this week, mirroring a trend... Read more
Cases at UGA nearly double after second week of classes
The University of Georgia reported 457 positive COVID-19 cases submitted through DawgCheck, the campus’s system for tracking cases for students and employees, for the week of Aug. 23-29. This almost double the previous week’s reported cases. Read the full article: Athens Banner-Herald  Read more
More than 1,100 Covid cases in Clarke County over last two weeks
In the last two weeks, Athens has seen a total of 1,114 reported cases of COVID-19, equivalent to 858 cases per 100,000 residents, as of Aug. 30. Clarke County is considered by the CDC to be a county with community transmission. Read the full article: Athens Banner-Herald Read more

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