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OUR VIEW: Ten cases of COVID-19 in last 14 continues promising trend in Troup County

We realize people are tired of reading about COVID-19 and have been for a long time now. Fatigue about the pandemic is real, and we certainly understand that.

But once a week, we’re still trying to look at the recent trends for the virus in Troup County, and thankfully, each week the news continues to look more promising.

Over the last two weeks, there have been only 10 new cases in Troup County, an incredible number that shows how far our country has come during this pandemic.

On June 10, 2020, there were 55 new cases in Troup County. Now, in the past 14 days — one year later — we’ve had under a fifth of that.

Regardless of how you feel about the vaccine, this is the type of progress we were all hoping to see. It’s nice that every day Troup County is reporting between 0 and 3 new cases of COVID per day.

No one is declaring victory just yet, especially with Georgia (and Troup County) so far behind the rest of the country in vaccination rate. But real progress continues to be made every single week.

Things could change quickly, though that seems more and more unlikely with each passing day. However, it’s important to remember that people are still dying of COVID-19 in this country every day. It’s not over, though the end is probably much closer than the beginning. 

Keep following safety measures, just to keep yourself and loved ones safe.  It’s always been a good idea to wash your hands and to keep hand sanitizer nearby. That didn’t change during the pandemic, and it shouldn’t change now. If you’re in a big group of people, take extra precautions.

We’re not telling you to stop living your life. We are asking that you’ll continue to remember that COVID-19 is a real thing that isn’t going to just disappear. Thankfully, our numbers are at an all-time low during the pandemic. Let’s hope soon we’re seeing zeroes every day.