Coronavirus Cases increase in State of Georgia and City of Augusta! UPDATE

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Southwest Ga have confirmed two COVID-19 deaths.

Steven Kitchen, Chief Medical Officer at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital said in a statement.“The entire Phoebe Family is saddened to learn of the first COVID-19 deaths in our area. We remain committed to faithfully serving the needs of our community. Each day, we are caring for additional people we suspect may have COVID-19. Unfortunately, more deaths are likely to occur, and we will certainly see more positive cases as we receive more test results. We strongly urge everyone to heed warnings and practice proper social distancing. We need to do all we can now to try to slow the spread of the virus,”

Currently the Georgia Department of Health officials say the number of coronavirus cases in the Georgia have ballooned 197. That is from Tuesday’s number by 146 cases with more expected!

Meanwhile in Augusta Officials at Augusta University Health say they now have two new presumptive positive cases of the coronavirus in addition to the two confirmed cases from Tuesday.

In total, there are three presumptive positive cases of coronavirus in the CSRA and two of them have been confirmed.

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