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Report: New local counties, cities added to White House map of transmission risk

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 17:04:25-05

(WTXL) — Cities and counties across Florida’s Big Bend and South Georgia have been highlighted in the newest White House report obtained by ABC News as being areas with potentials of high community spread.

Locally in Florida, Jackson, Leon, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla are reporting 200 to 499 new cases per 100,000, up from 101 to 199 new cases per 100,000, a month ago.

Wakulla County was also added to the “Orange Zone,” which puts the county at moderate risk for community spread, according to the report.

The report also shows that between Nov. 14 and Nov. 20, on average, 524 patients with confirmed COVID-19 and 359 patients with suspected COVID-19 were reported as newly admitted each day to hospitals in Florida, an increase of 8 percent in total COVID-19 hospital admissions.

Locally in Georgia, the cities of Tifton and Valdosta have now been identified in the “Red Zone,” or areas of high community transmission, by the report obtained by ABC News.

Georgia counties Cook and Tift also showed a change from the last month’s report, with both of them increasing to 200 to 499 new cases per 100,000.

The report on Georgia shows that between Nov. 14 to Nov. 20, on average, 331 patients with confirmed COVID-19 and 186 patients with suspected COVID-19 were reported as newly admitted each day to hospitals in Georgia. However, the report calls this a “minimal change in total COVID-19 hospital admissions.”

To read more of the report, click here.

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