Georgia tops 300,000 cases of COVID-19
Georgia has surpassed 300,000 confirmed coronavirus infections amid hints that a decline in new cases may be leveling out. With totals reported Thursday, Georgia is close to 301,000 COVID-19 cases. There also are now 6,474 confirmed deaths caused by the respiratory illness. Read the full article: Associated Press  Read more
Telemedicine providing access to specialists, remote care
Telemedicine in Augusta has gone from providing stroke care to rural patients to a far more advanced role in the COVID-19 pandemic, providing screening through an app and critical care in short-staffed rural hospitals. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle  Read more
COVID positive test rates vary greatly among Southern states
States across the South saw an influx of new cases at the peak of summer, stalling reopening efforts for some just as students were preparing to return for the fall semester. But their percent of positive test results have fluctuated greatly. The percent of positive test results in North Carolina,... Read more
New cases of COVID decline at UGA
The number of University of Georgia students reporting positive COVID-19 tests fell significantly last week, the university reported Wednesday. The university reported a total of 421 positive tests for the week of Sept. 7-13. Almost all (404) were students. The previous week, the university recorded 1,412 COVID-19 infections through its “DawgCheck” reporting... Read more
Gwinnett high school adds 71 to quarantine list
Mill Creek High School Principal Jason Lane warned parents on Wednesday that 71 people at the school are being told to quarantine after individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 came to school despite being sick. Lane sent a letter to parents explaining the new case numbers, which he... Read more

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