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DPH Confirms First Case of Coronavirus in Fannin County

By Elaine Owen, Editor

Fannin County, Blue Ridge, Georgia Department of Public Health, DPH, Coronavirus, Covid- 19, First Case Confirmed The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed Tuesday, March 24 in their 7:00 p.m. update, that Fannin County has recorded its first confirmed case of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

The first confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Georgia was announced by state officials on March 2.

Georgia’s total number of positive cases confirmed by DPH as of 7:00 p.m. on March 24, has increased to 1,097.

At this time DPH has noted 38 deaths in Georgia related to Covid-19.

Today’s significant increase in cases is in part reflective of improvement in electronic reporting efficiency from commercial laboratories.

These reports often have sparse patient data and DPH will be working to complete these records, so data will change over time.

To ensure that the numbers being provided through the COVID-19 data tool are the most current numbers available, the updates are done at NOON and 7:00 p.m. every day.

These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health as of 7:00 p.m. 03/24/2020. A confirmed case is defined as a person who has tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus.

DPH updates the list of confirmed cases in Georgia at noon and 7 p.m. each day. The numbers are expected to increase as more testing becomes available to the public.

DPH’s report is updated daily.

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