Virus update

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jackson County hit 9 as of noon Wednesday.

Statewide, the cases climbed to 4,638 with 952 hospitalized and 139 deaths.

Nearby Gwinnett County had 250 cases with 4 deaths while Hall County had 69 cases with no deaths.

Other nearby counties reported the following:

Barrow County — 20 cases with 2 deaths.

Franklin County — 5 cases with 0 deaths.

Banks County — 3 cases with 0 deaths.

Madison County — 3 cases with 1 death.

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