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Almost 6,000 Troup County residents vaccinated

Almost 6,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Troup County, according to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Health. 

According to numbers updated Monday, 5,965 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Most of those doses, or 3,793, were the first dose, while 2,172 were the second dose.

According to the GDPH website, a total of 1,756,979 doses have been administered in Georgia overall. Most of those — or 1,154,161 of them — are the first dose, while 602,818 are the second dose.

Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday that 89 percent of the COVID-19 vaccine supply has been given out in Georgia. 

Kemp noted that 85 percent of Georgia’s COVID-19 deaths have been in people age 60 and older.

“While vaccine demand continues to vastly outpace supply, we will continue to focus on how we can prevent 85 percent of future deaths, and that’s by getting as many shots into the arms of seniors as we possibly can, as quickly as we can,” Kemp said.

The New York Times estimates about 11 percent of Georgians have received at least one COVID-19 dose.

Georgia remains in its Phase 1A+ rollout plan, which allows healthcare workers, adults 65 and over, the residents and staff of long-term care facilities and first responders to get vaccinated.

Like the rest of the state, Troup County continues to see its number of COVID-19 cases drop after the holiday spike. As of Monday, the last seven days saw 10.7 cases per day of COVID-19 in Troup County.

Three of the last five days GDPH has reported single digit cases of COVID-19 in Troup County. 

Georgia overall has also seen its cases drop drastically over the last month, going from a seven-day average of over 7,300 on Jan. 12 to 2,039 on Feb. 21.