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South Health District

District News Release

Antigen Testing Now Available

Health Departments within the South Health District will begin providing free antigen testing on Monday, November 9 to anyone that has signs or symptoms of COVID-19, while supplies last. “We received 10,000 rapid antigen tests to use at public health testing sites throughout our district,” says William R. Grow, district health director. “These tests should […]

First COVID-19 Related Death Reported for Lanier County

Third COVID-19 Related Death Reported for Lowndes Lakeland – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has confirmed two new COVID-19 related deaths. One individual was a resident in Lanier County and the other was a resident of Lowndes County. The Lanier County individual was a 75-year old female with underlying medical […]

First COVID-19 Related Death in Lowndes County

Total case count for District is 27 Valdosta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has confirmed the District’s first COVID-19 related death of a resident in Lowndes County. The person was a 66-year old male with underlying medical conditions who was hospitalized at South Georgia Medical Center.  “Our thoughts go […]

Ben Hill, Irwin Counties see first COVID-19 cases

Brings total South Health District case count to 13 The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has received confirmation of two new cases of COVID-19. One is a resident of Ben Hill County and one is a resident of Irwin County. The individual in Ben Hill County is currently isolated at home during their […]

One new case of COVID-19 identified in Lowndes

Brings total South Health District case count to 11 VALDOSTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has received confirmation of one new case of COVID-19. The individual is currently hospitalized and is a resident of Lowndes County. The investigation regarding this case is still ongoing and the source of exposure is unknown […]

Tift, Turner Counties see first COVID-19 cases

Brings total South Health District case count to eight The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has received confirmation of two new cases of COVID-19. One is a resident of Tift County and one is a resident of Turner County. The individual in Tift County is currently hospitalized and the source of exposure is […]

Social Distancing Guidelines Critical for Funerals & Funeral Homes

Public health officials are strongly urging funeral homes to immediately adhere to social distancing protocol for funerals, graveside services, and memorials to help control the spread of COVID-19. Dr. William R. Grow, MD, FACP, district health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District, said that because there is currently not an […]

One new case of COVID-19 identified in Lowndes County

Brings total South Health District case count to five VALDOSTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has received confirmation of one new case of COVID-19. The individual is currently hospitalized and is a resident of Lowndes County. The investigation regarding this case is still ongoing and the source of exposure is unknown at […]

One new case of COVID-19 identified in Lowndes County

Brings total South Health District case count to two VALDOSTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has received confirmation of one new case of COVID-19. The individual is a resident of Lowndes County and is not hospitalized. This individual does share a connection with the individual first identified as a presumptive positive in […]

One Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Case in Lowndes County

VALDOSTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) South Health District has one new presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Lowndes County. The individual is currently hospitalized, and the source of the exposure is unknown. The risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low. The best prevention measures for any respiratory virus are: […]