County reports 27th COVID-19-related death

Henrietta Strickland
October 20, 2020

There have been 1,283 new cases and three further deaths confirmed by the Department of Health today.

New restrictions put in place in Northern Ireland to try to stem the recent spike in cases of the virus include the closure of schools for the next two weeks, and pubs and restaurants for the next four weeks. The health department reported that the county's 14-day average positivity rate is at 4.9%.

COVID related deaths in Richmond County have ranged from age 31 to 95. Of those, seven were Natrona County residents.

New cases in Natrona County continue to rise as 51 have been reported in the last 24 hours.

Deaths: 631. It's important to note that these numbers indicate when deaths are reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The county's testing rate per 1,000 people was 266.2.

There are 277 COVID-19 patients in hospital as of 2pm on Sunday, of whom 33 are in the ICU.

The number of tests administered within the last seven days between October 12 and October 18 is 233,298 with 6,870 positive cases.

Albany County has the most cases of any county in the state with 988 confirmed cases and 1 deaths, according to the WDH.

If you have questions about COVID-19 in general or about your own need to be tested, call the Richmond County COVID-19 Hotline at 910-417-4947. Woodstock (60098) follows with 786 cases.

Johnson County has 50 confirmed cases.

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