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COVID-19 cases on the downturn for Dawson County
COVID-19 map Dawson County

Weekly COVID-19 Update

Dawson County

Cases: 670 (+80)

Hospitalizations: 70 (+6)

Deaths: 7 (+1) 


Cases: 268,973 (+12,720)

Hospitalizations: 24,572 (+1,147)

Deaths: 5,604 (+448)

Data from the Georgia Department of Public Health shows that the 7-day average for COVID-19 cases in Dawson County may be on the downhill, as cases drop from the record-highs reported just weeks ago.

The virus’s highpoint in Dawson County was reported two weeks ago, when the county experienced several days of double-digit confirmed COVID-19 cases and a 7-day moving average of 16 confirmed cases per day, according to the DPH Daily COVID-19 report. 

On Monday, Aug. 31, cases continued to slip down into the single digits, with only 3 new cases reported on Sunday, Aug. 30, and a 7-day moving average of 11.1 cases.  

COVID-19 graph Dawson County 09-01-20

Despite this downturn, Dawson County remains a hotspot on the DPH COVID-19 map, second only in cases per 100,000 people to Lumpkin County, where virus numbers continue to climb. 

Over the past week, 79 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Dawson County, along with six new hospitalizations and one new death. 

See the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Daily COVID-19 status report by visiting