Troup County tops 1,000 COVID-19 cases, 28 dead
Published 3:09 pm Monday, June 22, 2020
Troup County now has more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases, a number that seemed almost unthinkable a few weeks ago.
Troup County has had 1,027 total cases of COVID-19, according to Monday’s update from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
That’s an increase of 49 total cases from Sunday’s update.
A total of 28 people have died from complications related to COVID-19 in Troup County, which is two additional from Sunday’s update.
During the recent spike, Troup County has seen its total cases increase from 426 on June 7 to 1,027, an increase of 601 in a span of 16 days. That’s an average of 37.5 cases per day.
“This is very disturbing. The last ten days have been a worst-case scenario for COVID spread,” said LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton. “We are begging local residents to remember how serious this virus is and how important social distancing remains.”
Eight of Troup County’s 28 deaths have been in residents in their 80s, according to GDPH numbers. Five deaths have occurred in residents over age 90.
Six people in their 70s have died and five in their 60s. Two people in their 50s have died, as well as two people in their 30s.
The youngest person to die in Troup County was a 32-year-old male.
The average age of people who have died in Troup County is 58 years old.
GDPH does not list the age of residents over 90 and instead uses 90+. The LDN used “90” as the age for each of those individuals when factoring the average age.
Seventeen of the 28 deaths have occurred in people with an underlying condition, and possibly more. GDPH lists “unknown” on whether eight of the individuals had a comorbidity.
A total of 21 females have died of the virus and seven males.
Sixteen people who listed their race as Black have died, as well as nine who listed their race as White.
Here’s information on the COVID-19 related deaths in Troup County: