Georgia surpasses 7,500 COVID deaths
Georgia reports 1,701 COVID-19 cases Friday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s daily report. As of Friday, 337,850 Georgians have been diagnosed with COVID-19 with 7,556 virus-related deaths, according to the GDPH. Read the full article: Valdosta Daily Times  Read more
Nursing home lawsuit goes to state’s highest court
A Lowndes County nursing home’s appeal of a $7.6 million lawsuit judgment goes to the Georgia Supreme Court Tuesday. Arguments will be held in the case of Lowndes County Health Services, LLC vs. Copeland et. al., according to a statement from the court. Lowndes County Health Services, which does business as... Read more
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

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