Two-Day Total of 26 New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Effingham County


Published on September 21 2020 5:45 pm
Last Updated on September 21 2020 5:45 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Effingham County Health Department reported a two-day total of 26 positive COVID-19 cases in the county.

There were 16 new cases reported on Sunday, and 10 new cases on Monday.

Here are the stats:

With the cooler temperatures and harvest in full-swing, many people are experiencing upper respiratory illness. COVID is also very much present in our area and mimics seasonal allergies, flu, and the common cold. It is difficult to know the exact type of issue a person might be experiencing unless they are tested.

The symptoms of COVID may include all of the following, or no symptoms at all: cough, sore throat, congestion or running nose, headache, fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, muscle or body aches, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.

Because you don’t know what type of virus or germs may be in the droplets from your nose and mouth, Health Department officials say it is important to wear a facial covering. Additional important steps include keeping a 6 foot social distance, washing your hands frequently, and getting a flu shot.

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