Jail, nursing home cases help drive COVID-19 spike in LaGrange
The latest Georgia hot spot for coronavirus is LaGrange, a city near the Alabama border that has seen major outbreaks in a jail and a nursing home, and significant community spread. Testing last week at the Troup County Jail in LaGrange found 71 inmates out of 316 with positive... Read more
Worrisome budget cuts ahead for the state’s health programs
The five support centers for people with mental health problems provide a good financial return for Georgia, their leaders say. The centers, funded by the state,  prevent hospitalizations in state facilities, which can cost $600 a day, and offer other services for thousands of Georgians, says the Georgia Mental... Read more
Nurses’ lawsuit claims ‘fabricated’ COVID-19 tests at Athens hospital
By Max Blau Story updated A group of nurses at a Georgia hospital have filed a lawsuit accusing their CEO of what they call a “COVID-19 coverup” involving the improper collection of test samples to reduce positive test results for the virus and downplay its spread. Nurses employed or... Read more
Fort Benning cases cause COVID-19 surge in Chattahoochee County
New COVID-19 hot spots have emerged at a major Army post near Columbus, as well as in South Georgia farm country. A large part of Fort Benning is located in Chattahoochee County, a thinly populated area that has among the highest rates of recently reported infections in the nation, according... Read more
State’s COVID scorecard shows negative trends; farmworker cases hit South Georgia
A national scorecard shows Georgia as having negative trends on fighting COVID-19, just a week after it rated the state as making progress. The primary change in Georgia’s rating appears related to a rise in the 14-day trend of coronavirus cases in the state. Georgia joins several other Southern... Read more

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