On March the 4th, Upson County hit the grim milestone of 100 confirmed COVID-19 deaths. 53 of these deaths were nursing home residents. The overall mortality rate for Upson County is 5.8%, but for the 3 area nursing homes the mortality rate is much higher at 24%.
Upson’s death rate per 100,000 population is now 381, compared to the State average of 143. This places Upson County at #8 for highest death rate among the 159 counties in Georgia.