Lowndes, Berrien, Cook show increase in COVID cases

The COVID-19 Summary for the current district totals released by the South Health District reports an increase in cases in Lowndes County. The South Health District released the COVID-19 Summary for March 3 - April…

DPH report shows 1,627 new COVID cases in…

The DPH South Health District has released the COVID-19 weekly summary as of January 27, 2022. The weekly report shows that Lowndes County had an increase of 1,627 COVID-19 cases. See the South Health District's…

DPH COVID-19 Daily Status Report issues resolved

The electronic laboratory reporting issues on COVID-19 that occurred last week has been identified, investigated, and fix according to DPH. Release: The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Daily Status Report updated as scheduled and…

DPH urges Georgians not to go to hospital…

Release: To help keep hospital emergency departments open to treat medical emergencies, individuals seeking COVID testing should not go to hospital emergency departments, unless they are experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms requiring urgent medical attention. Asymptomatic individuals or…

Georgia DPH awarded over $2 million to support…

Release: The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) was awarded $2,066,100 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant funding is used to provide technical assistance and resources to partner agencies statewide, develop community support…

First case of Omicron variant detected in Georgia

Release: The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant in Georgia. The individual recently traveled from South Africa and developed mild symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Genomic sequencing…