Georgia cases leap 30%; death toll in state hits 65
Georgia’s number of coronavirus cases spiked by more than 30 percent in a day, reaching 2,198 statewide, state officials reported. That total, reported at 7 p.m. Friday, climbed by 555 from Thursday’s figure of 1,643 as of Thursday evening. Nine more Georgians have died, bringing the COVID-19 death toll... Read more
COVID-19 infections spread in Georgia’s correctional facilities   
By Max Blau Corrections officials are struggling to combat the rising spread of COVID-19 in prisons and jails throughout the state. The disease has led to one death, and more than two dozen other people are either known to be infected or showing potential symptoms. Georgia Health News has... Read more
State sending more help to embattled Phoebe Putney in Albany
State officials say they will send a National Guard medical support team to help an Albany hospital deal with its deluge of COVID-19 patients. That will help the already stretched medical staff deal with the constant flow of area residents with symptoms of coronavirus. “Patients keep coming every day,’’... Read more
State COVID-19 toll jumps within hours; sterilizing facilities get regulatory break
In just seven hours, the state toll from coronavirus jumped significantly. As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, 47 Georgians had died from coronavirus, up from 40 reported at noon. The total number of cases increased from 1,247 to 1,387 over that time. The death rate from confirmed cases in Georgia... Read more
Social distancing can save seniors’ lives but deepen their loneliness
By Naomi Thomas Social distancing is a vital tool to help seniors avoid COVID-19. But it may be exacerbating a longtime problem for older people: social isolation, which can lead to loneliness. “We’ve already been worried about loneliness as an epidemic before all of this hit, and that’s because... Read more

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