The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Effingham County rose to 61 Friday, with one death.


That’s up 11 cases from 24 hours ago.


A 56-year-old Effingham County man died from the virus, one of 30 dead in the Coastal Health District. It was not known if the man had underlying medical conditions.


Twenty-one residents of Chatham County, five residents of Bryan County, one resident of Camden County, one resident of Glynn County and one resident of Long County had also died from complications of COVID-19.


As of 7 p.m. Friday, there were 779 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Coastal Health District – 68 in Bryan, 53 in Camden, 428 in Chatham, 61 in Effingham, 83 in Glynn, 63 in Liberty, 12 in Long and 11 in McIntosh.


A confirmed case is defined as a person who has tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus. The state is not reporting how many cases are still active.


Reductions in the numbers are due to state officials checking the addresses of patients and moving the cases to the correct counties.