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Tift County reports first COVID-19 related death

Posted at 12:04 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 12:05:41-04

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

The person was a 62-year old woman with underlying medical conditions who was hospitalized at Tift Regional Medical Center.

“We are saddened to hear of the passing of another resident of our district,” said William R. Grow, MD, FACP, district health director. “Our hearts go out to her family and loved ones during this awful time.”

Health officials say this is the second confirmed COVID-19 related death in South Health District.

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