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GA DPH COVID-19 Status report for April 10th

April 10th, 2020 – 12:00 PM Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report For: 04/10/2020 These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health as of 04/10/2020 11:28:34. A confirmed case is defined as a person who has tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus. COVID-19 Confirmed Cases: No.…

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National Weather Service: Enhanced Risk for Severe Weather on Sunday

April 10th, 2020 – 10:45 AM The National Weather Service in Peachtree City GA – There is an Enhanced Risk for severe thunderstorms on Sunday, with damaging winds and tornadoes being the primary threats.  All modes of severe weather will be possible, including large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes. Based on the forecast dynamic and…

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GA DPH COVID-19 Status Report for April 9th

April 9th, 2020 – 7:00 PM The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting that 100 Floyd County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. There have been five deaths, the latest a 62-year old man and a 75-year old woman, both with underlying medical conditions. The other deaths, an 80-year old man, a 65-year…

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May 19 elections moved to June 9

April 9, 2020–11:05 a.m. GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE Today, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that pursuant to the authority vested in him by O.C.G.A. § 21-2-50.1, he is postponing the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election until June 9, 2020. Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp extended the current public health state of emergency until May…

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Governor extends shelter in place order

April 8, 2020–5:35 p.m. STAFF REPORTS In accordance with public health recommendations, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has extended the statewide shelter in place order through April 30. The extension is one of several executive actions taken by the governor in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Kemp also extended Georgia’s public health state of emergency through…

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GDOL: Federal Unemployment Aid Coming to Georgians Not Eligible for State Benefits

April 8th, 2020 – 5:45 PM WBHF Radio & The Georgia Department of Labor- The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is updating its current systems to distribute federal unemployment funds as part of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) bringing relief to many Georgians currently not eligible for state unemployment benefits. Pandemic Unemployment…

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[VIDEO] GA Governor Addresses State with a COVID-19 Update

April 8th, 2020 – 4:00 PM Georgia Governor Brian Kemp – Georgia Governor Brian Kemp gave a live address on Wednesday afternoon updating the state on the latest COVID-19 News. Kemp spoke on extending the Shelter-In-Place policy until April 30th, and also extended Georgia’s State of Emergency until May 13th. Other topics covered included ordering…

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Georgia tops 10,000 COVID-19 cases

April 8th, 2020 – 7:00 PM Georgia Department of Public Health  The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting that 97 Floyd County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. There have been three deaths, an 80-year old man, a 65-year old female, and a 75-year old male, all had underlying medical conditions. Statewide, as…

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Georgia Public Health Emergency Extended Through May 13

April 8th, 2020 – 11:15 AM Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) & Georgia Governor Brian Kemp- (Via GPB) Gov. Brian Kemp and the state’s top legislative leaders will renew the state’s public health emergency for another month as Georgia begins to see a sharp uptick in cases and deaths from COVID-19. As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, April…

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Update on COVID-19 test kits

April 8, 2020–7:55 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Public Health Officials are saying that eventually there will be enough COVID-19 tests to meet the demand, but that could be months away. Logan Boss with Northwest Georgia Public Health was a guest on Tuesday’s First News with Tony McIntosh and he said it’s getting better, but here in…

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92 Floyd County residents have COVID-19

April 8, 2020–7:44 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting that 92 Floyd County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. There have been three deaths, and 80-year old man, a 65-year old female and a 75-year old male, all had underlying medical conditions. Statewide, as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, there…

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GA DPH: Sharp Increases in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Georgia

April 7th, 2020 – 2:00 PM Georgia Department of Health – The numbers of cases and deaths from COVID-19 have steadily increased in Georgia and around the country in recent days. These numbers are dramatic, and the grief over loved ones lost to the virus is unfathomable. With more testing, the numbers will continue to…

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GA DPH COVID-19 Status Report for April 7th

April 7th, 2020 – 12:00 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – Today’s significant increase in cases is in part due to additional laboratories reporting to DPH, and also improvements in electronic reporting from other laboratories. Patient information is often incomplete and DPH works to complete the records, so data will change over time. Georgia…

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Georgia Power’s suspension of disconnects to continue during COVID-19 pandemic

April 7th, 2020 – 11:45 AM Georgia Power – As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to have unprecedented impacts on the state, Georgia Power’s suspension of disconnections is being extended following a vote by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). The company originally announced it would suspend disconnects in mid-March for at least 30 days…

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Plasma donations for COVID-19 patients being sought

April 6, 2020–11:57 p.m. STAFF REPORTS COVID-19 convalescent plasma is an FDA investigational treatment where plasma is transfused from a recovered COVID-19 donor into a critically ill patient. Blood Assurance will be collecting, processing, and sending the donated plasma to hospitals where it will be given to patients. If you have had a positive COVID-19…

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Georgia National Guard At Oakview On Monday

April 6th, 2020 – 3:50 PM WZQZ Radio – The Georgia National Guard was at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation on Monday afternoon.  The troops were there to disinfect and do a deep cleaning of the nursing facility. Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters told WZQZ that he knew that the governor was making National Guard troops…

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GA DPH COVID-19 Status Report for April 6th

April 6th, 2020 – 11:00 PM Georgia Department of Health – 89 Floyd County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19, according to latest status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. That is up from 80 the day before. Three Floyd County residents have died from the virus. Statewide, there have been 7.314…

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Chattooga County Sheriff: Sharp Increase in Crime

April 6th, 2020 – 11:40 AM WZQZ Radio – (via WZQZ radio) Sheriff deputies have been busy over the past several days in Chattooga County.  The county’s sheriff’s department worked with the Town of Trion in a high-speed chase that ended in a suicide last week.  Then there was a home invasion in Lyerly that…

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COVID-19 status report for Sunday

April 5, 2020–12:25 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting that 82 Floyd County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. There have been three deaths, and 80-year old man, a 65-year old female and a 75-year old male, all had underlying medical conditions. Statewide, as of noon Sunday, there were…

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