Skip to content

COVID-19 Cases Spiking

At the end of May, the number of new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Jeff Davis County was averaging less than one a week, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
But on June 1, six cases were confirmed and over the next four weeks there were only two days on which no cases were confirmed.
At the end of May, 34 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed over a nine-week period after the first case was confirmed in Jeff Davis County on March 27. In the past four weeks, 76 more cases have been confirmed, bringing the total to 110.
The spike in local cases has almost assuredly been due to the fact that too many people in Jeff Davis County are not taking the disease seriously, failing to practice social distancing and failing to wear masks when in public …. and believing false Facebook posts that claim the masks don’t work, are harmful or are some sort of liberal conspiracy.
Many people are not wearing masks merely to make a political statement.
In the last week, COVID-19 cases in Jeff Davis County rose by 45%. Next door in Telfair County, cases increased 82%, the highest in the area being monitored by the Ledger.
In the 18-county area in and surrounding Jeff Davis County, COVID-19 cases increased by more than 28%.
Following is the Wednesday morning report on COVID-19 cases in the Jeff Davis County area:
County    6/24    7/1
Coffee    444    540
Ware    352    424
Appling    223    258
Toombs    169    244
Bacon    207    236
Pierce    143    170
Laurens    134    167
Ben Hill    125    165
Atkinson    99    147
Tattnall    92    138
Telfair    65    118
Jeff Davis    76    110
Dodge    70    100
Wayne    49    70
Irwin    46    64
Wheeler    41    49
Long    35    43
Montgomery    28    31
Total    2,398    3,074

1 Comment

  1. Ray Wenger on July 1, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Positive test result numbers or positive and with symptoms? You do know testing has greatly increased which would pick up positive and NOT with symptoms. Numbers lack value without complete information.

Leave a Comment