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How do the elderly who are homebound get COVID shots?

For Georgia seniors, the COVID vaccine rollout has been rocky at best. Yet an increasing number of people 65 and older living in the community...

Task gets tougher for contact tracers amid rapid COVID spread

With COVID-19 cases spiking, it’s basically impossible for the state’s contact tracers to reach the burgeoning number of people potentially exposed to the disease. That’s...

Georgia hospitals feel strain of COVID surge, expect it to continue

Georgia recorded its third straight day of high numbers of COVID deaths, with the 142 reported Thursday bringing the state’s three-day total to 424. The...

Vaccination problems worse in states seen as vulnerable to COVID

It felt like Christmas when “Santa Rick” Rosenthal, who runs Northern Lights Santa Academy in Atlanta, snagged a rare slot to receive one of...

Another day of near-record COVID deaths in Georgia

Georgia reported 142 COVID-related deaths Thursday, just slightly under the record 145 deaths reported Monday - the most since the pandemic began. One Habersham County...

Local public health shifts testing to private company

District 2 Public Health is turning over its COVID testing duties to a private medical company. Beginning January 22, MAKO Medical will begin administering...

Georgia hits daily record on COVID-19 deaths; Kemp voices frustration on vaccine situation

Georgia reported 145 COVID-related deaths Tuesday, the state’s highest single-day total recorded since the pandemic began. More than 9,000 new infections were also reported Tuesday,...

Georgia grapples with low COVID shot rate, overwhelming demand

Georgia’s worst-in-the-nation status for COVID vaccination rate is a glaring hole in the state’s fight against the disease. Some hospital officials are pointing to trouble...

Now in Georgia, new ‘super strain’ poses major risk

Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. This article first appeared on WebMD. After 10 months of masks, social distancing, virtual school, fear for...

Hospitals in every region struggle to cope with COVID-19 spike

A Georgia town’s current status as a COVID hot spot has left its mark on the local hospital. Dublin, in Middle Georgia, is now listed...

Oconee County teachers worried about schools’ COVID-19 policies

With COVID raging in Georgia, school districts across the state have faced tough decisions on how to handle instruction as the semester begins this...

As vaccine strategy adjusted, onslaught of COVID continues in state

On the last day of 2020, Augusta University Medical Center was swamped with very sick COVID patients. Sixteen were waiting Thursday in the ER to...