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Don’t forget immunizations, back-to-school shots

Health department offering vaccination appointments Many students have not been in school since March, and while returning for the 2020-2021 school year may still seem like a distant thought, that doesn’t mean you should forget about the importance of vaccination and immunization schedules. “Our staff has been and continues to be focused on COVID-19 testing, […]

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Mosquito-Borne Illnesses in South Georgia

Public Health officials are encouraging South Georgians to take precautions whenever outdoors to guard against mosquito-borne illnesses. South Health District has received two confirmed reports of West Nile Virus through mosquito testing in Lowndes County and one confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in an emu in Lanier County. “While we see reports of mosquito-borne […]

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Continuing precautions crucial as cases rise, businesses reopen

Individuals, businesses should take steps to prevent spread of COVID-19 With cases increasing across our region, businesses beginning to reopen, and as we all learn to face this new normal together, South Health District wants to remind everyone of the importance of continuing to take precautions against COVID-19. There are many steps that businesses and […]

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Getting Tested for COVID-19 (VIDEO)

A lot of people have questions about how getting tested for COVID-19 works…so we decided to show you the entire process. Call your local health department or our hotline (844)955-1499 to schedule your appointment.

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First COVID-19 Related Death Reported for Ben Hill County

36 total COVID-19 related deaths reported in South Health District Fitzgerald – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has confirmed the first COVID-19 related death of a resident of Ben Hill County. The individual was a 73-year old male who was not hospitalized. It is unknown at this time if this […]

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Free COVID-19 Testing Available Across South Health District

Call your local health department to learn more Free COVID-19 testing is available in all 10 counties across the Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District. The South Health District includes Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner Counties. Anyone interested in being tested for COVID-19 can call their […]

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One New COVID-19 Related Death Reported for Turner County

Ashburn – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has confirmed one new COVID-19 related death of a resident of Turner County. The individual was a 90-year old female with underlying medical conditions. The individual was not hospitalized.         “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this individual during this […]

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First COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Irwin County

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has confirmed two new COVID-19 related deaths of residents of South Health District. One individual was a resident of Irwin County and the second individual was a resident of Lowndes County. The Irwin County individual was an 80-year old female with underlying medical conditions. This […]

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One New COVID-19 Related Death Reported for Turner County

Ashburn – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has confirmed one new COVID-19 related death of a resident of Turner County. The individual was a 63-year old male with underlying medical conditions. The individual was hospitalized. “We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of another resident of South Health […]

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One New COVID-19 Related Death Reported for Brooks County

Quitman – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has confirmed one new COVID-19 related death of a resident of Brooks County. The individual was a 92-year old female with underlying medical conditions. The individual was not hospitalized. “Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of this individual,” said […]

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