Upson County reports 5,347 positive COVID-19 cases with 160 deaths as of noon last Tuesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center.
Numbers reflect 21 new cases (down from 57 last week) and two new deaths (down from six last week) since Tuesday one week prior. During that time, Upson’s infection rate increased from 20.3 to 20.4 percent, more than one-in-five. Pike’s infection rate also is 20.4 percent, highest among neighboring counties, followed by Lamar at 18 percent.
Johns Hopkins lists the following confirmed cases for counties bordering Upson: Monroe, 4,077 (up 33) cases with 140 (no change) deaths; Pike, 3,747 (up 32) with 65 (up one) deaths; Lamar, 3,354 (up 14) with 84 (up one) deaths; Meriwether, 2,930 (up 16) with 104 (up two) deaths; Taylor, 1,242 (up eight) with 35 (up one) deaths; Crawford, 1,106 (up 10) with 38 (no change) deaths; and Talbot, 721 (up five) with 24 (up one) deaths.