White House cites Augusta’s high COVID rate, hospitalizations
A new White House report on COVID-19 highlights Augusta as an area of concern for a high positive test rate and a large number of pandemic patients in Intensive Care Units around the city. Augusta hospital leaders say they are seeing fewer patients in the hospital but the numbers... Read more
Georgia’s COVID death toll continues to be high
New COVID-19 deaths in Georgia were lower Friday but still high as cases remained stable but elevated. Georgia added 130 new deaths for a toll of 12,410 after adding 740 deaths in a week, the Department of Public Health reported, including 14 deaths this week in Richmond County and 12... Read more
Vaccination pace picking up in Augusta area
As Georgia and South Carolina await more vaccine amid growing frustration, providers in Augusta are expanding plans to reach out and speed up the pace of getting shots into arms once the vaccine does arrive. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said the state more than doubled the amount of vaccine it... Read more
COVID spreading in Columbia County schools
Following two weeks of Christmas break, the Columbia County School District reported 62 new COVID-19 cases after four days back in the classroom. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle  Read more
Vaccine effectiveness, longevity a focus of AU studay
An ongoing study of health care and frontline workers in Augusta and across the country could not only reveal whether COVID-19 vaccines work better than antibodies from an infection but how long those antibodies last and whether one vaccine is better than another, an investigator said. Read the full... Read more

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