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First COVID-19 related death reported in Lanier County

Posted at 2:25 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 14:25:43-04

(WTXL) — The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has confirmed two new COVID-19 related deaths.

One person was a resident in Lanier County and the other was a resident of Lowndes County.

The Lanier County individual was a 75-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions.

The Lowndes County individual was an 87-year old woman also with underlying medical conditions.

Health officials say both individuals were hospitalized.

“We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of two more residents of the South Health District. Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones,” said William R. Grow, MD, FACP, district health director. “We want to continue to stress the importance of staying home and practicing social distancing to slow the spread of this devastating disease.”

This brings the total count of confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in South Health District to seven.

To receive the most recent total case counts for any county in Georgia, please refer to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Daily Status Update here. This site updates daily at noon and 7 p.m.