39 COVID-19-Related Deaths reported in Rabun County

The Georgia Department of Public Health is now reporting 39 COVID-19-related deaths in Rabun County with 1,477 residents testing positive for the virus since the beginning of the global pandemic.  There have been 19 positive cases reported in the last two weeks.  In neighboring counties, Habersham County lists 144 deaths and 4,607 cases, White County reports 65 fatalities and 2,941 cases, and Towns County has had 42 deaths and 1,062 cases.  According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, there have been a total of 858,268 positive cases of the virus across the state, of those, 59,356 have been hospitalized and the total death count due to complications of the virus has now risen to 16,827.