By Carol A. Gasser Moore
LANIER COUNTY, GEORGIA – As of 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 7th Lanier County has 32 positive coronavirus cases, but still only 2 deaths and 7 people hospitalized. Numbers are climbing within Lanier County, as surrounding counties also experience increased numbers!
AsTAs of Monday,p June 1st,c / deaths for each of the South Health District of the Georgia Department of Public Health are as follows: Ben Hill – 76/1; Berrien – 49/0; Brooks – 69/8; Cook – 47/2; Echols – 119/0; Irwin – 30/1; Lowndes – 316/4; Tift – 266/16; and Turner – 125/13.
The most dramatic increase has been in Echols County when it went from 5 cases to 100 cases in about 15 days, after only reporting 5 cases for almost 2 months. This dramatic increase occurred in large part due to the fact that migrant workers living in that area and working in agriculture had not been tested. Once one tested positive, the number jumped from 5 around May 4th to 100 by May 28th.
Get the latest COVID-19 information from your June 11th e-edtion of the Lanier County News or through LCN’s Breaking News on this URL!