Lowndes tops 5,900 virus cases

Lowndes tops 5,900 virus cases

VALDOSTA – Lowndes County has reported 71 new COVID-19 cases and one related death since Wednesday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health report released Saturday. 

Lowndes County has reported 5,959 cases and 2,140 antigen positive cases – an increase of 110 antigen cases since Wednesday – since the pandemic began. The state has started reporting antigen cases — results from rapid virus tests — as part of its daily status report.

The DPH confirms 99 deaths with 36 probable deaths in the county. 

South Georgia Medical Center has not posted a new report since Thursday when the hospital had 67 confirmed positive patients and a total of 187 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. Not all SGMC patients are Lowndes County residents.

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The Valdosta Daily Times has a detailed list of the gender, age, race and chronic condition existence for all deaths in Lowndes County that have been reported so far. That information can be found here. 

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