Track delta variant COVID hospitalizations, transmission rates in Savannah, Chatham County

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As the hospitalization and transmission rates for COVID-19 begin to rise in Georgia, Chatham County has seen its largest spike since March.

About 12% of current COVID cases in Georgia are caused by the more contagious delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported.

Chatham's vaccination rates shot up in the winter and spring as older people rushed to get the shot. But then it slowed to a crawl as those under 65 became eligible. By Wednesday, 41% of Chatham's population was fully vaccinated and 45% had received at least one shot. That's slightly better than the statewide rates of 39% fully vaccinated and 44% with at least one shot, but it's below the national numbers of 48% and 56%, respectively.

The city is under a mask advisory, but not a mask mandate.

Below are resources to track the COVID hospitalization and transmission rates in Chatham County and across the state of Georgia:

Active COVID cases in Georgia

COVID hospital capacity in Chatham County and Surrounding Area

COVID vaccine tracker for Georgia

This article originally appeared on Savannah Morning News: Track delta variant COVID hospitalizations, transmission rates in Savannah, Chatham County