8th COVID-19 case confirmed in Lowndes County as South Georgia cases grow

Posted at 12:41 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 13:25:24-04

(WTXL) — The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has confirmed the 8th case of coronavirus in Lowndes County.

In addition to cases in Lowndes County, there have been other recent cases that has impacted the South Georgia area.

Over the weekend, health officials announced two confirmed cases at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville. There's also two confirmed cases in Tift County, two confirmed cases in Early County and one in Miller County.

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  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid large gatherings, especially older adults and individuals with a chronic illness.