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COVID all too common among probate judges, with 15 infected, 3 dead

Being a probate judge in Georgia has turned into a vulnerability during the pandemic. Fifteen of these Georgia judges — about 1 in 10 –...

State and regional COVID-19 update

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 1,297 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 36 deaths in Georgia. The state's cumulative case...

National poll highlights perils of COVID-19 in rural Georgia

Many rural households are struggling with access to health care and financial problems during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a national poll released Wednesday. The...

Georgia shows high COVID case totals at colleges, but UGA reports improvement

Georgia has seen several positive trends recently on COVID-19. New infections reported daily have come way down. Georgia health officials reported just over 600 new...

Georgia’s COVID testing drop blamed on virus fatigue, lost confidence

Long waits for midsummer testing appointments and results, a recent decline in cases, and “pandemic fatigue” have all likely contributed to a steady –...

Kemp, Toomey urge Georgians to get tested following Labor Day weekend

(ATLANTA) - Governor Brian Kemp and Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), are asking all Georgians - especially...

Fear factor: Parents’ concern on COVID may stall vital vaccinations

Some parents like Jil Hinds still just aren’t comfortable taking their children to the doctor. Given that Georgia is a COVID-19 hot spot and now...

Piedmont College confirms 15 student COVID-19 cases

Weeks after students began demanding information regarding on-campus cases of COVID-19, the Piedmont College COVID-19 taskforce released a statement confirming seven residential student cases...

College communities in Georgia, U.S. emerge as COVID hot spots

The top 10 metro areas in the nation for the highest rates of COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks are all college towns. Atop...

1-year-old Cobb Co. boy becomes Georgia’s youngest COVID fatality

A 1-year-old Cobb County boy has died from COVID-19, becoming the youngest person in Georgia to die of the disease. The Georgia Department of Public...

3 Georgia counties rank high in national COVID rates

Three Georgia counties appear among the top 20 hot spots for new COVID-19 cases over the past seven days, as compiled Wednesday by the...

Nursing home chain suffers big toll from COVID

The Georgia nursing homes hardest hit by COVID-19 are scattered across the state, from the southwestern farm belt to the Blue Ridge Mountains. But...