After seeing modest increases in the number of COVID-19 cases in Glynn County over the last week, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported a huge jump in cases on Tuesday.
The Department of Public Health reported 103 new coronavirus cases in the county Tuesday, bringing the total to 411 -- a 33% increase in 24 hours. Wednesday’s report rolled back that Glynn County to 404, which is still a whopping 30% two day increase.
Less than a month ago there were 101 reported cases in Glynn County, a county with a population of just over 86,000. Three COVID-19 deaths have also been reported there.
No information was provided as to what caused the spike, but a recent Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Report shows 8% of the total cases are tied to one nursing home in Brunswick.
As of Monday, there have been 25 residents and eight members of the staff at Gracemore Nursing and Rehab in Brunswick that have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Department of Public Health. One death has been reported at the facility.
It wasn’t immediately clear when the Gracemore cases were reported to the state.
Statewide, another 1,703 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday afternoon, bringing the statewide total to 69,381. It marked another rise in the numbers in Georgia, which, like two dozen other states, has seen increases in cases in recent weeks.
While only 10 additional deaths were reported statewide on Wednesday -- for a total of 2,698 -- another 190 hospital admissions were reported.
Ware County continues to be the hardest hit in Southeast Georgia, adding another 13 cases Wednesday for a total of 365. Ware has seen 15 deaths and it has the highest per capita rate of both deaths and infections in the six counties tracked by News4Jax.
View the chart below for a full breakdown of Southeast Georgia counties: