While the bars at Walker-Sayle prison keeps inmates in, it cannot keep out COVID-19 as positive cases have spiked in the recent weeks. According to the daily Stephens Memorial Hospital update, as of Nov. 11 there were 19 active cases. By the next day 49 offenders recovered. The progression started with two active cases on Friday, November 6. The numbers rose on Monday, November 9 with seven active cases. The following day numbers reached to 17.
Stephens County has seen a week of a downward trend in active cases of the COVID-19 virus. Several individuals were moved from the active list to recovered, bringing the total of 53 active cases to 47 as of Friday, November 6.
Stephens County confirmed the death of a fifth individual from the COVID-19 virus. The additional death count occurred during the Thursday, October 29 daily update by Stephens Memorial Hospital.
Stephens County has witnessed an increase in active cases of COVID-19. Hospitalizations have reached three citizens within the county, and as of Friday, October 23, Stephens County has 55 active cases of COVID-19. County officials are asking that citizens follow health and safety protocols and guidelines put forth by health officials.
Stephens County has seen a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases, as the Friday, October 16 case count hits 44 active cases. County officials are asking that citizens follow health and safety protocols.