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COVID-19 cases still low, another death added

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pike stayed low at 10 for the past two weeks, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. 

Another death was recorded due to COVID-19, moving the total number of deaths to 50 since the pandemic began, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health on Nov. 8. There have been 20 probable deaths and 121 hospitalizations and a total of 1,861 cases since March 2020. 

In the Pike County school system, there were five confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 4 with five students and/or staff under quarantine.

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children 5 and older and all others and more than 11.4 million Georgia citizens have received the vaccine with 50% of the state fully vaccinated. 

In Pike County, only 34% of citizens are fully vaccinated – at 6,257 citizens – with 37% of Pike residents having at least one dose of the vaccine. 

To make an appointment for the vaccine at the health department, go to district4health.org or call 888-457-0186 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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