COVID cases up following spring break for local schools
There were 13 new cases of COVID-19 involving Grady County residents in the last week, according to information from public health officials while the number of local deaths remained unchanged at 46.
Grady County Schools are also seeing an increase in those touched by the disease with one student and one employee testing positive for COVID-19. The student attends Cairo High School and the employee is a school bus driver, according to information from Dr. Kermit Gilliard, superintendent of schools here.
There were 32 students on quarantine as of Tuesday, 21 at C.H.S., five at Whigham, three at Washington Middle School, two at Northside Elementary School and one at Southside Elementary School.
One employee at Eastside Elementary School was on quarantine as of Tuesday, Gilliard reported.
Grady General Hospital had zero covid-positive patients as of Tuesday, while Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville had six, according to spokeswoman Shealy Register.
Archbold reports administering 24,259 vaccines as of Tuesday.
Grady County Health Department is continuing to administer the vaccine. Appointments may be made by calling them at (229) 377-2992. The vaccine is free to all Georgians who are 16 years of age and older.