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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: […]

Public health hosts free health fair

VALDOSTA – South Health District hosted the Mind and Body Wellness Health Fair on Saturday, February 15. During the event, more than 60 people were able to be screened for various health risk factors including: HgbA1C, cholesterol, BMI and more. They were also able to hear presentations from members of the South Health District team […]