(Cleveland)- With the rate of positive Covid-19 cases in White County easing back a little bit from highs a week ago, White County Health officials continue their massive job of vaccinating those over the age of 65 in the county. 

As of Wednesday, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported, since the pandemic began, there have been 2,518 positive cases reported in White County. The number of deaths associated with the virus has increased to 49.  

Meanwhile, White County Health Department Nurse Manager Cindy King says they have administered 800 vaccine doses in the county. King, in an email, said the health department is still taking appointment request. So far the department has appointments scheduled through March. 

King asks residents once you call to make a request for an appointment, please do not keep calling back, they will get with you to set up the appointment. King advises, that clinical and clerical staff is needed to handle the volume, she says “ please be patient.”

Meanwhile, White County Schools, which have conducted two days of in-person instruction for students this month reported Wednesday in their weekly COVID-19 update that no students reported positive for COVID and none were in quarantine.  One staff member did test positive and 6 staff were placed in quarantine for possible exposure.