AU Health data shows recent spike in positive cases

AU Health opens new testing site as cases rise
AU Health opens new testing site as cases rise
Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 12:10 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Residents in the CSRA are continuing to get tested for COVID-19, but AU Health is monitoring a worrying issue -- a rise in positive cases.

According to AU Health officials, 28.8 percent of those who tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday returned with a positive result.

In total, 511 tests were performed on Wednesday with 147 coming up positive.

That data is the highest since the start of the pandemic, health officials say.

Cases in Richmond County and Columbia County continue to rise, with Richmond County, in particular, turning into a hotspot that the state of Georgia is currently monitoring.

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