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The state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that Georgia had administered more than 1.5 million vaccines, 78 percent of the total amount shipped to the state.

Georgia’s Covid-19 dashboard, launched this week, reports that approximately 107,500 people have received at least one dose of vaccine in Cobb County. Approximately 70,800 have received one dose, while approximately 34,700 have received two doses.

Georgians are not required to receive their shots in their county of residence, so the data only provides the number of people who have received vaccine, not the number of Cobb County residents who have received it.

Covid-19 cases are on a continued downward trend in Cobb and across the state. The county is averaging 161 cases per day, the lowest rate since November. Although one death was reported Thursday, Cobb is still averaging five deaths per day over the past week and has done so since mid-January.

Here’s a look at Cobb County and state coronavirus numbers reported Thursday, and how they compare to the day before. All information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Cobb County's COVID-19 numbers for Thursday

Category 2/18/21 Change
Cases 54,115 +153
Hospitalizations 2,688 +12
Deaths 798 +1

Georgia's COVID-19 numbers for Thursday

Category 02/18/21 Change
Cases 798,785 +2,238
Hospitalizations 54,173 +293
Deaths 14,358 +104

A Cobb-Douglas Public Health report, including data on how the coronavirus is affecting different ZIP codes, genders and ages, is available at

For the Georgia DPH’s full report, visit

National data can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at

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larry ceminsky

So, how many citizens over 65 are there in Cobb County and how many Priority One persons under 65 are there that can receive covid-19 vaccine shots? At 77, with diabetes and heart issues I have patiently waited my turn to no avail.. Inquisitive as to what to expect from the Cobb Health Dept as three emails and two phone calls since Jan. 11 have not been replied to.

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