Georgia reported Friday what appears to be the highest single-day total of deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
The 92 fatalities weren’t a sudden spike, but continue a daily trend of high numbers of deaths since late July.
The state reported 94 deaths on April 20, but now the number of fatalities for that date on a Public Health chart appears to be adjusted downward, and stands at 78.
The state Department ...
Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday vetoed a bill that aimed to bring more transparency and accountability to contractors for state health care plans.
House Bill 991 would have allowed a newly formed committee to examine records related to health care contractors for the state and compel the Department of Community Health to respond to questions about these contracts.
Kemp, in his veto statement, ...
Georgia has passed the 200,000 mark in COVID-19 cases and is close to exceeding 4,000 deaths from the virus.
The state Department of Public Health, in its Wednesday report, said that COVID-19 cases increased by 3,817 in the past day to reach 201,713, less than one month after the state hit the milestone of 100,000 cases. The new figure is the fifth-highest cumulative COVID-19 case count in ...
Budget cuts due to the COVID-19 economic crisis have led the state’s mental health agency to lay off 200 employees.
The jobs included positions in each of the state-run hospitals, regional field offices, and central office. The layoffs are part of a $123 million budget reduction for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).
“Important actions to protect the health and safety of Georgia’s citizens ...
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