Georgia Department of Public Health

Georgia COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Mar 12, 2021
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The Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard reported today that over 2.5 million doses have been administered in the state.

500,000 of those doses come from just the past 12 days. 67% of Georgia’s senior population has received at least one vaccine dose, compared ‘to the national average of 62%.

However, Georgia still lags as 50th in the nation in its vaccine rollout. The White House announced last week that FEMA would be partnering with Georgia to launch a vaccination center at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta.

Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

Georgia lawmakers are considering a reorganization of the public health system that would strip power from county boards of health and give it to the state public health commissioner. Proponents say the COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the need for a more centralized structure. 

UGA Today

The University of Georgia is once again reporting a decrease in the number of positive COVID-19 cases this week. UGA performed significantly more tests during the week of November 9th through 15th at 2,544, resulting in 24 positives, lowering the positivity rate to 0.9434%.

Of those taking the tests 6.8% are faculty, 15.1% staff and 78% students.

COVID-19 Cases Trending Upward in Georgia

Nov 9, 2020

With the U.S. setting a record of over 100,000 daily COVID-19 cases last Thursday, numbers are continuing to increase in Georgia with over 374-thousand cumulative cases. The death toll is at 8,223 and over 32,000 people have been hospitalized. 


Athens News Matters: Keren Landman

Oct 30, 2020

The Georgia Department of Public Health saw its reputation scorched as a result of the state’s ridiculed Covid-19 dashboard. But as it turns out, the health department had little control over the troubled site. In a story for Atlanta Magazine, reporter Keren Landman investigated.