The COVID-19 hospitalization data for Milledgeville-Baldwin County has taken a sudden turn for the better, according to the Department of Public Health.
No new “hospitalizations” were added to the Baldwin County column between Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, which previously hadn’t happened week-overweek in more than three months. In fact, since Sept. 21, Baldwin has added a mere four new COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to DPH.
Compare that to the first three weeks of September, when an average of 1.24 new people per day in Baldwin County were being hospitalized with COVID-19.
A mere three Georgia College students recorded positive COVID-19 tests during the first five days of October, according to the university’s database. This has been the general trend since the middle of September.
That’s a far cry from August, when GCSU ranked in the top 20 among all colleges and universities in the United States, according to the New York Time’s COVID-19 database. At that time, GCSU easily was the smallest college on the top 20 list.
A total of 720 students and/or employees have tested positive since June 18, which represents roughly 13 percent of the people on campus (roughly 5,700 undergraduate students and roughly 900 employees).
Public school dashboard updated
One new student case and five new employee cases were reported within the Baldwin County School District for the week of Sept. 28 through Oct. 2, according to the district’s website.Since the school system began testing on Sept. 24, a total of nine students and 13 employees have tested positive.