Georgia surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday
Georgia topped a somber number Sunday, reporting 3,001 total deaths from COVID-19.  It added 2,525 new cases on the same day. As of Sunday, the Peach State has had 116,926 confirmed coronavirus cases. Read the full article: Valdosta Daily Times  Read more
Toomey warns of drug overdose increase amid pandemic
Emergency departments are seeing an increase in suspected drug-overdoses throughout Georgia, leading officials to believe COVID-19 is magnifying the state’s opioid epidemic. In a June 19 memo to agency partners, Dr. Kathleen Toomey, commissioner of the Department of Public Health, said she was alerting them to be “vigilant about any... Read more
Lowndes see big jump in COVID-19 cases
Lowndes County experienced its second highest spike in COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Friday. Thirty-six more cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Lowndes County, according to the Friday update of the Georgia Department of Public Health daily status report. Read the full article: Valdosta Daily Times  Read more
Valdosta hospital acquires medical clinic
Another local medical practice will don South Georgia Medical Center’s green cross starting May 1. SGMC has added Valdosta Medical Clinic and its 48 employees to the hospital system. The partnership will become official Friday and Monday will be VMC’s first day under the SGMC umbrella. Read the full article:... Read more
Valdosta nurse treats virus patients in NYC
It was April 3, the first day of a statewide mandatory shelter-in-place order in Georgia. While residents prepared to stay in their homes, Ashli Scruggs stepped onto a plane for New York City. Scruggs, a Valdosta nurse practitioner for The Howard Center for Women’s Health, joined at least a thousand other... Read more

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