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Brooks County reports first COVID-19 related death

Posted at 12:04 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 12:04:06-04

BROOKS COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — The Georgia Department of Public Health, South Health District has confirmed the first COVID-19 related death of a resident in Brooks County.

The person was an 87-year old man with underlying medical conditions.

Health officials say he was not hospitalized.

“Our heart goes out to his family and loved ones at this time,” said William R. Grow, MD, FACP, district health director. “We know that our number of positive cases is likely to increase dramatically in the next two weeks, but we hope this will not be the case with our mortality rate.”

This is the third confirmed COVID-19 related death in South Health District.

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