Georgia reports more cases of virus variant
Georgia officials have now identified five cases of a COVID-19 variant in the state, raising the urgency to get people vaccinated. State Department of Public Health Commissioner Kathleen Toomey reported the latest figure at a news conference Thursday. It’s up from one variant case earlier this month. Read the full... Read more
2 Cobb County educators die after contracting COVID
Two Cobb County educators died Thursday after battling COVID-19. Dana Johnson, a first-grade teacher at Kemp Elementary School in Powder Springs, went to the hospital after feeling ill on December 6. She was then diagnosed with double pneumonia after getting COVID-19 at the beginning of December. Read the full... 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
Demand for vaccine still outstrips supply
The problem continues to be that the demand is greater than the supply. In a press conference on Thursday afternoon, both Gov. Brian Kemp and Department of Public Health chief Dr. Kathleen Toomey said the state is relying on the federal vaccine allocation — and until the supply increases,... Read more
Nearly two dozen die in nursing home after repeated inspection warnings
State health inspectors repeatedly warned a metro-Atlanta nursing home it wasn’t doing enough to protect its residents from infections. Months later, a COVID-19 outbreak hit the facility. So far, nearly two dozen residents are dead, many more have been infected and a Reveal investigation uncovered actions taken by Georgia’s... Read more

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