Kemp, Toomey urge Georgia to get COVID test
In a preemptive effort to stop a wave of new COVID-19 cases in the wake of Labor Day weekend, state officials are urging people to seek out a coronavirus test. Gov. Brian Kemp and Dr. Kathleen Toomey, commissioner of the Department of Public Health, have asked Georgians — especially those... Read more
Survey shows most farmers suffered financial losses from COVID-19
Georgia farmers have suffered substantial financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers and agribusiness experts knew that Georgia producers were suffering large revenue losses due to the pandemic but no one could point their finger on the extent. A new impact study released this month by the University of Georgia Center for... Read more
Valdosta hospital’s COVID deaths double in consecutive months
COVID-19-related patient deaths at South Georgia Medical Center doubled in the months of July and August. On the final day of August, SGMC reported 119 patients have died from the novel coronavirus since the beginning of the outbreak. That is almost exactly twice the number of the 59 deaths reported... Read more
13 Lowndes County students test positive for COVID
Lowndes County Schools will begin sending a weekly COVID-19 update to keep the community informed about cases within the system. The first update was released Monday afternoon. Lowndes County Schools has 10,055 students total with 13 of those testing positive for COVID-19. There are 73 students quarantined due to possible... Read more
Georgia surpasses 4,000 coronavirus deaths
Just a day after Georgia hit the somber mark of more than 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the state reported more than 4,000 related deaths. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s daily status report, the state has reported 204,895 coronavirus cases and 4,026 deaths. Georgia reported another 3,250 COVID-19 cases... Read more

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