Another death related to the novel coronavirus outbreak was reported Monday in Glynn County along with more than 40 new cases.
The county, which has seen a surge of new COVID-19 cases in the last month, reported 10 additional hospitalizations in the last 24 hours, according to the Georgia Department of Health.
A total of 10 people have died and 83 people have been hospitalized in Glynn County since the pandemic began. With 41 new cases reported Monday, the county now has a total of 1,589 cases. That’s up from just 490 cases reported through June 20.
Georgia has now recorded 3,026 deaths, according to numbers released Monday afternoon by the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Georgia on Monday added 3,643 more cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 120,569,
In the six counties that News4Jax covers in South Georgia -- Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Pierce and Ware -- 109 new cases were reported Monday.
Testing in Georgia has ramped up considerably. As of Monday, more than 1.1 million people had been tested in the state, which had a 9.8% positivity rate.
Hospitalizations in Georgia totaled 13,476 although the state admits that’s likely an underestimation since it only counted if it was at the time the case was reported to DPH. The number also does not represent the number of people currently hospitalized.
Confirmed cases and hospitalizations have been rising sharply in the state over the past few weeks. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has been locked in a battle with local officials over whether they have the power to implement virus restrictions that go beyond his orders. Kemp says no, but local governments across the state are doing it anyway, with several cities including Atlanta implementing mask requirements and other restrictions.