Georgia reports 179 deaths from coronavirus
Georgia reported 179 COVID-19 deaths overnight, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health, bringing the total Saturday to 13,324 deaths statewide.  The GDPH suspects there have been 1,766 probable deaths related to the virus. Read the full article: Valdosta Daily Times  Read more
Valdosta City Schools report more than 150 quarantines
More than 150 students are quarantined in Valdosta City Schools, according to the school district’s weekly report. There are 163 students quarantined due to possible exposure, according to the report released this week by city school officials. Read the full article: Valdosta Daily Times  Read more
COVID-19 takes couple on the same day
Antoinette “Shawn” Linder said her parents, William James and Jeanette Davis Gloster, were the definition of true love.  The Brooks County couple died the same day, Jan. 5, felled by the coronavirus, the only thing to separate them near the end of their long lives. Read the full article: Valdosta... Read more
State health employees reluctant to get vaccine
While the state’s top health agency leads the COVID-19 pandemic response, its employees have been reluctant to get the vaccine. Dr. Kathleen Toomey, commissioner of the Department of Public Health told lawmakers Thursday that vaccine reluctance is widespread and an issue the state is facing in hospitals as well as... Read more
State Senate leader tests positive for COVID-19
Senate Majority Leader Mike Dugan announced on social media he received positive test results for COVID-19 on the first day of the 2021 legislative session. Georgia General Assembly members are required to be tested twice-weekly during the course of the session as part of the efforts to contain a possible... Read more

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