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Amid criticism, state points to improvements in some COVID statistics

Public Health officials released information Friday about what the state agency called positive indicators on COVID-19 in Georgia. They include lower numbers of cases over...

Georgia reports 3,320 new cases of COVID-19

The Georgia Department of Public Health Friday reported 3,320 new cases COVID-19 and 35 deaths statewide. That brings the state's cumulative confirmed case total now to...

Emory experts warn against fall sports being played amid pandemic

Emory University infectious disease experts have raised strong concerns about fall sports being played in areas, such as Georgia, that have high levels of...

Pandemic ‘really reinforces’ eating disorders

The COVID-19 pandemic has proved a perfect storm for eating disorders, experts say. Lockdowns to limit the spread of infection have made Americans more isolated...

State’s COVID-19 deaths hit another daily record

Georgia shattered its record for daily increases in COVID-19 deaths, reporting 137 new fatalities Tuesday. That’s 45 deaths higher than the previous daily record of...

Kids with COVID: Georgia case rate higher than national average

Georgia’s rate of COVID-19 cases among children is greater than the national average, according to a new report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics...

Georgia to open COVID-19 mega testing site Monday

Georgia is opening a COVID-19 mega-testing site near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Monday. The site will have the capacity to test 5,000 people...

Trump moves to extend unemployment benefits, suspend payroll taxes after talks break down

President Donald Trump on Saturday circumvented Congress and took action into his own hands, after weeks of unsuccessful negotiations over another coronavirus relief package...

Record daily number of COVID-19 deaths reported in Georgia

Georgia reported Friday what appears to be the highest single-day total of deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The 92 fatalities weren’t a sudden...

DPH releases new COVID-19 reporting methods

(Gainesville) - The District 2 Public Health Epidemiology Section has a new method that  Covid-19 cases can be reported, get information, or verify guidance. The...

Bars and COVID-19: Can safety guidelines work?

A required 10 p.m. cutoff for serving alcohol in bars has put Georgia’s best-known college town in the cross-hairs of a COVID-19 debate. Should states...

Recovered COVID-19 patients asked to donate convalescent plasma to help fight virus 

LifeSouth asks those who have recovered from COVID-19 to help save lives by donating convalescent plasma. The need for convalescent plasma has increased by 500%...
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