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Georgia COVID-19 Status Report

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Georgia currently has over 422-thousand cumulative cases of coronavirus. The death toll is at 8,778 and nearly 35,000 people have been hospitalized. ICU admissions are at 6,497.

Athens-Clarke County has 6,688 cases of coronavirus infections and 54 deaths. Barrow County is reporting 3,218 cases and 57 deaths, Jackson has 3180 cases with 51 deaths.

In Madison County, there are 1,020 cases and 13 deaths, Oconee County has 1,044 cases and 35 deaths and Oglethorpe County has 501 cases with 13 deaths.

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Many University of Georgia students went home for Thanksgiving break and will not return to campus until the beginning of the next semester.

The rest of the fall semester, which includes final exams, will be held virtually, though dorms, dining halls, and some other campus amenities will remain open during this time.

Spring semester classes begin Wednesday, January 13, and, for now, UGA plans to add more in-person classes while continuing their hybrid approach.

Athens Banner-Herald

Tomorrow is runoff day for District Attorney in the Western Judicial Circuit. Democrat Deborah Gonzalez will be running against unaffiliated candidate James Chaffin, to represent parts of Clarke and Oconee County.

Polls will be open tomorrow from 7 am until 7 pm. If you’re in line to vote at 7 pm, you will be able to vote.


Free COVID-19 testing is available for members of the community and anyone else in Winterville this afternoon. Shawanda Johnson, the Family Connection-Communities in Schools Neighborhood Leader for the area says the testing is particularly timely coming after the Thanksgiving holiday.


While families around the nation are preparing for Thanksgiving this week, many are already planning for Christmas. The personal finance website WalletHub recently released its 2020 Holiday Budgets by City report as a guide to help shoppers stay on track during this holiday shopping season.

Jill Gonzalez is an analyst with WalletHub.

"We looked at 570 cities, Athens came in at 561st, so in the bottom ten numbers here, and a holiday budget on average is $375."