42 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Effingham County Thursday – Effinghams News Leader

Published on August 21 2020 6:01 am

Last Updated on August 21 2020 10:13 am

Written by Greg Sapp

Thursday, the Effingham County Health Department received notice of 42 new positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

One individual is hospitalized. The rest are in isolation.

The Department is still investigating whether these individuals have had contact with known COVID positive cases.

Positive case demographics are as follows:

Age Female Male

Less than 10



            3       4

20’s     6       6

30’s     2       2

40’s     1

50’s     1       3

60’s     2       6

70’s     1

80’s     2       2

The wide age range of Thursday’s numbers show most all of the age groups within our community. The Health Department release states: “This is a clear illustration of community spread throughout our county. As schools reopen this week and students are moving throughout the community, please exercise precautions: wear a facial covering in public, wash your hands, and watch your distance. Persons who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should seek the advice of a medical professional and/or get tested.”

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