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Gov. Kemp: Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia

Posted at 10:00 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 23:38:33-05

GEORGIA (WTXL) — Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says that two coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Georgia, though he asserted that there is no threat to the public.

Gov. Kemp held a press conference with the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health Monday evening. According to state officials, the Fulton County cases stem from two people in the same family, one of whom recently returned home from a trip to Italy.

After returning home, the person began displaying symptoms and went to a doctor. The patients were tested on Saturday and the results came back Monday evening.

Both people are being quarantined at home and are doing well. When they recover, state officials say they will be put through another series of tests to confirm that they are negative for the virus.

State officials have not released the ages of the patients.

Before doing anything, Gov. Kemp said people who suspect they may have coronavirus should contact their medical provider for immediate next steps.