Lumpkin County reports first case of coronavirus


LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reported at 7p.m. today (March. 21) that Lumpkin County has its first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19).

DPH updates its list of confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus at noon and 7 p.m. each day. Today’s 7p.m. update shows the number of confirmed cases in Georgia climbed from 555. The state’s death toll has now reached 20 Health Department officials expect the number of cases will increase dramatically as more people are tested.

Nearby Hall County has had nine confirmed cases and Dawon County has one.



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1 Comment

  1. Karen Thatcher March 22, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    I’m not surprised as I drove thru downtown dahlonega yesterday, after going thru the drive thru at Walgreens to get meds sick husband. The square was crowded, music playing people congregating , local restaurants open with inside and outside seating, as a normal weekend. I wondered what the point was of keeping children out of school, people working from home and Malls closed. My prediction was that Lumpkin County would be next.

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