UPDATE: Rabun has 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3 deaths

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June 23 update: RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health now lists the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as 36 and three deaths.

According to the DPH data, the deceased patients were a 68-year-old, white female who had underlying conditions, 37-year-old, white female, with no underlying conditions, and an 82-year-old, white male with underlying conditions. No other details were released about the individuals.

Also, 14 Rabun County residents have been admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 36
  • Habersham – 644
  • Macon, N.C. – 256
  • Clay, N.C. – 9
  • Oconee, S.C. – 142

Currently, DPH isn’t releasing recovery data in its reports. However, it should be noted that the majority of confirmed Rabun cases aren’t hospitalized – meaning they are probably recovering at home or experiencing mild symptoms.

June 17 update: RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health now lists the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as 33 and three deaths.

According to the DPH data, the deceased patients were a 68-year-old, white female who had underlying conditions, 37-year-old, white female, with no underlying conditions, and an 82-year-old, white male with underlying conditions. No other details were released about the individuals.

Also, 15 Rabun County residents have been admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 35
  • Habersham – 612
  • Macon, N.C. – 236
  • Clay, N.C. – 9
  • Oconee, S.C. – 95

Currently, DPH isn’t releasing recovery data in its reports. However, it should be noted that the majority of confirmed Rabun cases aren’t hospitalized – meaning they are probably recovering at home or experiencing mild symptoms.

June 15 update: RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health now lists the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as 32 and three deaths.

According to the DPH data, the deceased patients were a 68-year-old, white female who had underlying conditions, 37-year-old, white female, with no underlying conditions, and an 82-year-old, white male with underlying conditions. No other details were released about the individuals.

Also, 14 Rabun County residents have been admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 35
  • Habersham – 596
  • Macon, N.C. – 231
  • Clay, N.C. – 9
  • Oconee, S.C. – 61

Currently, DPH isn’t releasing recovery data in its reports. However, it should be noted that the majority of confirmed Rabun cases aren’t hospitalized – meaning they are probably recovering at home or experiencing mild symptoms.

June 11 update: RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health now lists the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as 30 and two deaths.

According to the DPH data, the deceased patients were a 68-year-old, white, female who had underlying conditions and an 82-year-old, white male with underlying conditions. No other details were released about the individuals.

Also, 12 Rabun County residents have been admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 32
  • Habersham – 576
  • Macon, N.C. – 159
  • Clay, N.C. – 8
  • Oconee, S.C. – 61

Currently, DPH isn’t releasing recovery data in its reports. However, it should be noted that the majority of confirmed Rabun cases aren’t hospitalized – meaning they are probably recovering at home or experiencing mild symptoms.

June 3 update: RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health now lists the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as 23 and one death.

According to the DPH data, the deceased patients were a 68-year-old female who had underlying conditions. No other details were released about the individuals.

Also, eight Rabun County residents have been admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 24
  • Habersham – 530
  • Macon, N.C. – 89
  • Clay, N.C. – 8
  • Oconee, S.C. – 48

Currently, DPH isn’t releasing recovery data in its reports. However, it should be noted that the majority of confirmed Rabun cases aren’t hospitalized – meaning they are probably recovering at home or experiencing mild symptoms.

May 27 update: RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health now lists the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as 17 and back to one death.

Twice now DPH has reported multiple COVID-19 related deaths in Rabun only to drop the number back to one.

According to the DPH data, the deceased patients were a 68-year-old female who had underlying conditions. No other details were released about the individuals.

Also, six Rabun County residents have been admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment. This is one down from previous reports.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 23
  • Habersham – 511
  • Macon, N.C. – 18
  • Clay, N.C. – 8
  • Oconee, S.C. – 48

Currently, DPH isn’t releasing recovery data in its reports. However, it should be noted that the majority of confirmed Rabun cases aren’t hospitalized – meaning they are probably recovering at home or experiencing mild symptoms.

May 18 update: RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health now lists the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as 15 and two deaths. This is the first DPH confirmed increase in cases since May 9.

According to the DPH data, the deceased patients were a 68-year-old female who had underlying conditions and a 25-year-old female with no underlying conditions. No other details were released about the individuals.

Also, five Rabun County residents have been admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment. This is one down from previous reports.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 21
  • Habersham – 455
  • Macon, N.C. – 5
  • Clay, N.C. – 8
  • Oconee, S.C. – 41

Currently, DPH isn’t releasing recovery data in its reports. However, it should be noted that the majority of confirmed Rabun cases aren’t hospitalized – meaning they are probably recovering at home or experiencing mild symptoms.

May 9 update: RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health now lists the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as 14 and one death.

Cases could see a rapid increase because, on Friday, May 8 DPH opened testing up to all Georgians, whether they show symptoms or not. Anyone who wants to be tested needs to contact their local health department.

According to the DPH data, the deceased patient was a 68-year-old female who had underlying conditions. Also, five Rabun County residents have been admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment. This is one down from previous reports.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 20
  • Habersham – 386
  • Macon, N.C. – 3
  • Clay, N.C. – 8
  • Oconee, S.C. – 29

Currently, DPH isn’t releasing recovery data in its reports. However, it should be noted that the majority of confirmed Rabun cases aren’t hospitalized – meaning they are probably recovering at home or experiencing mild symptoms.

May 4 update: RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health now lists the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as 13 and one death.

According to the DPH data, the deceased patient was a 68-year-old female who had underlying conditions. Also, five Rabun County residents have been admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment. This is one down from previous reports.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 19
  • Habersham – 355
  • Macon, N.C. – 3
  • Clay, N.C. – 5
  • Oconee, S.C. – 27

Currently, DPH isn’t releasing recovery data in its reports. However, it should be noted that the majority of confirmed Rabun cases aren’t hospitalized – meaning they are probably recovering at home or experiencing mild symptoms.

May 1 update: RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health added another COVID-19 case to Rabun County’s tally bringing it up to 14 total.

No other details were provided. According to the DPH data, six Rabun County residents have been admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 22
  • Habersham – 326
  • Macon, N.C. – 3
  • Clay, N.C. – 5
  • Oconee, S.C. – 24

April 30 update:

RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health added another COVID-19 case to Rabun County’s tally bringing it up to 13 total. Also, the previously listed death has disappeared from the report.

No other details were provided. According to the DPH data, five Rabun County residents have been admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 21
  • Habersham – 257
  • Macon, N.C. – 3
  • Clay, N.C. – 5
  • Oconee, S.C. – 24

April 28 update:

RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health added another COVID-19 case to Rabun County’s tally bringing it up to 12 total. Also, as of 12 p.m. on April 28, the DPH provided notification of one COVID-19-related death in the county.

No other details were provided about the new case or death. According to the DPH data, four Rabun County residents have been admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 21
  • Habersham – 212
  • Macon, N.C. – 2
  • Clay, N.C. – 5
  • Oconee, S.C. – 24

April 27 update:

RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health added another COVID-19 case to Rabun County’s tally bringing it up to 10 total.

No other details were provided about the new case. According to the DPH data, four Rabun County residents have been admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 treatment.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 20
  • Habersham – 119
  • Macon, N.C. – 2
  • Clay, N.C. – 5
  • Oconee, S.C. – 24

April 22 update:

RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health added another COVID-19 case to Rabun County’s tally bringing it up to nine total.

No other details were provided about the new case.

Counties surrounding Rabun:

  • Towns – 19
  • Habersham – 130
  • Macon, N.C. – 2
  • Clay, N.C. – 5
  • Oconee, S.C. – 19

April 8 update:

RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Georgia Department of Public Health added another COVID-19 case to Rabun County’s tally bringing it up to six total.

On the Rabun County EMA Facebook page, they asked the public to, “Please make sure you are staying home and let’s try and keep this number down.”

Health Department District Two also issued a letter on April 8 urging people to only travel when necessary and informed the public that some district staff has been reassigned to aid with contact tracing.

The letter also said that nurses are contacting individuals who might test positive and providing them with a course of action. This is the same procedure for any infectious disease. It didn’t address telling the public at large if a positive case attended any gatherings or events before developing symptoms.

Original story and April 7 update below:

RABUN COUNTY, Ga – In Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) April 7, 12 p.m. report, it confirmed that Rabun County has five cases of COVID-19.

The reports don’t provide details about individuals. Fetch Your News will update the story as information becomes available. Please keep the patient and their family in your thoughts and prayers.

Georgia now has 8,818 cases and 329 deaths.

Rabun County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency on Sunday, April 5.

In March, Clayton and Dillard announced city-wide closures for on-premise dining.

Towns County which neighbors Rabun has two cases. Habersham to the south has six confirmed cases.

Macon County, N.C. to the north has one case and one death. Clay County, N.C. has three cases. N.C.’s COVID-19 report is released daily by 11 a.m.

Oconee County, S.C. has eight confirmed cases as of April 6 at 4 p.m.

However, medical professionals have stated that Georgia and many states are almost a week behind on processed tests. It’s likely that more cases will be recorded as the labs catch up. Fetch Your News (FYN) has chosen to report only on cases confirmed by DPH, even though these aren’t necessarily to-the-minute because of lab backlogs. FYN’s also contacting other sources to gain more information.

Stay with FYN as we bring you up-to-date news about the spread of the virus in North Georgia and Western North Carolina. See the latest numbers here.

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