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Three new COVID-19 cases reported in Lowndes County bringing total to 10

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Posted at 12:52 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 13:01:19-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Georgia Department of Public Health, South Health District has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in Lowndes County.

The addition of these three cases now make a total of 10 confirmed cases in Lowndes County.

Health officials say two people have been hospitalized. The source of exposure is known for one but unknown for the other.

The third individual's investigation is still ongoing and information regarding the case will be updated soon.

At this time, South Health District has 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the District.

For the most up-to-date case count in Georgia, visit www.dph.ga.gov.

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