COVID-19 numbers remain high in Troup County

Published 7:30 am Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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COVID-19 cases continue to be high in Troup County, with 741 new cases reported over the last two weeks, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Overall, since the start of the pandemic, Troup County is nearing 10,000 total cases. According to GDPH, there’s been 9,931 overall and there have been 217 deaths.

On Sunday, Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center reported 78 patients in the hospital with COVID-19.

Seventy-five of them, or 96%, were unvaccinated. WGMC had 20 hospital patients and 19 were unvaccinated, and 12 patients were in ventilators, with 11 being unvaccinated.

Troup County’s COVID-19 vaccination numbers continue to increase. As of Monday, 35% of residents had at least one vaccine shot and 30% had both doses.

The numbers for the Troup County School System actually improved slightly in Friday’s COVID-19 report.

A total of 220 students had a positive case of COVID-19, and there were 823 students who were in quarantine due to close contact. Thirty-one employees had a positive case of COVID-19 and nine were in quarantine due to close contact.

Nine TCSS schools reported double digit COVID-19 cases — Troup High (38), Long Cane Middle (28), Gardner Newman (21),  LaGrange High (19), Callaway Middle (16), Clearview Elementary (11), THINC (11) Long Cane Elementary (10) and Hillcrest Elementary (10).