LaGrange identified as one of nation’s hotspots for COVID-19 cases

Published 12:33 pm Saturday, June 13, 2020

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UPDATE: In Monday’s update, the New York Times website identifies LaGrange as the No. 1 spot for the highest average daily growth rate of cases and the highest average daily growth rate of deaths.

The information from the NYT can be found here:

ORIGINAL STORY: The New York Times, which has an extensive nationwide tracking website for COVID-19, has identified LaGrange as one of the nation’s hotspots for new cases.

LaGrange is listed at No. 11 in the entire country for new cases over the last two weeks, which takes into account cases per 1,000 residents. LaGrange has 3.96 cases per 1,000 residents over the last 14 days, according to the New York Times.

The newspaper also lists LaGrange as having the tenth fastest daily growth rate for new cases. LaGrange cases are doubling every 11.7 days, according to the NYT.

As of Friday, Troup County had 701 total cases and 22 deaths from COVID-19, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. Updated numbers have not been released for Saturday yet.

Troup was at 404 cases as of May 30, according to GDPH, so cases have almost increased by 300 in June alone.

Locally, outbreaks have been identified at LaGrange Nursing and Rehab and at the Troup County Jail.

Check back for more information on this developing story.