Record number of new cases reported Saturday
The Georgia Department of Public Health reported nearly 140,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases Saturday, up a record 4,689 cases in a 24-hour period. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Read more
Columbus hospitals won’t release COVID patient numbers
Columbus physician Dr. Glenn Fussell said he felt like he had to make a public service announcement as west-central Georgia’s largest city was having a “run” of the novel coronavirus. It wasn’t just the result of more testing like he initially suspected. More infected patients were showing up in city... Read more
Nearly 1,000 new COVID cases in state in 24 hours
The Georgia Department of Public Health at 10:25 a.m. Friday confirmed 27,023 cases of COVID-19 in the state, up by 763 from the last update at 7 p.m. Thursday. Georgia reported 26,033 cases at noon Thursday. Over a nearly 24-hour period, Georgia reported 990 new cases. Read the full article:... Read more
Do Georgia hospitals have enough beds to handle the surge?
Parts of Georgia have coronavirus infection rates rivaling the hardest-hit regions across the world, and even as testing capacity increases, the state still lags far behind other regions of the country in the number of tests per person it’s performing. Experts say the worst has yet to come, and Georgia’s... Read more
Pressure mounts on Kemp to issue statewide order
In the days following his partial shelter-in-place order, Gov. Brian Kemp has defended his decision to members of the media and public, saying he has to weigh the spread of the virus against the economic impact that comes with a full shutdown. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Read more

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