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Health South Public MEDIA ADVISORY: Change in COVID-19 Case Count Release Process

VALDOSTA, GEORGIA – Due to the increasingly widespread activity of COVID-19 across the region and in an effort to avoid confusion and ensure that public health is providing the most consistent message possible, South Health District will no longer be posting twice daily updates of case counts.

South Health District will continue to post updates in the following circumstances:

  • When we are notified of the first confirmed case in one of our counties, we will issue a press release to all media partners. We will also post that information onto the South Health District website and social media accounts. To date (3/30/2020) there are no confirmed cases in Lanier or Echols Counties.
  • A situation arises that South Health District officials feel that it is necessary in the interest of public health and safety.

To receive the most recent total case counts for any county in Georgia, please refer to the Georgia Department of Public Health Daily Status Update map at This map updates daily at noon and 7 p.m.

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