The state has finished administering just over 10.2 million COVID-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has released new data showing just over 4,200 new cases.
Faculty members continue to protest the refusal of Georgia’s public university system to mandate masks and vaccines. But leaders of the 26-university system are making clear those policies aren’t going to change.
As cases of the Delta variant continue to rise so too does the demand for more vaccines and testing sites. In response the Chatham County Health Department is now adding new locations to one of the fastest growing parts of the county.
As of Wednesday, just 36 percent of residents in Effingham County have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. A number one local church would like to see go up. Which is why they’re opening their doors on a weekday encouraging the public to “come as they are” and get vaccinated.
About six months ago, the COVID-19 vaccine became widely available to everyone 16 years and older. At that time, many expectant mothers had questions about how the vaccine would impact their pregnancy and if it was safe.