Tracking SWGA coronavirus cases

Tracking SWGA coronavirus cases
WALB has compiled a list of all the confirmed coronavirus cases in Southwest Georgia. (Source: WVUE)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Positive coronavirus, or COVID-19, cases have been reported in a number of Southwest Georgia counties, as of noon on Tuesday.


Dougherty County, an early COVID-19 hotspot:

Dougherty County was declared an early hotspot for the coronavirus.

Currently, there are 2,602 confirmed cases in Dougherty County.

At the latest Dougherty County COVID-19 press conference, Coroner Michael Fowler said there were 154 total COVID-19 deaths in the county.

Fowler said the number he reported differed from Phoebe’s reported numbers because the hospital system reports deaths that happened at their facilities. On Monday, Phoebe reported 118 COVID-19 deaths at Phoebe Main.

On the latest update from the Georgia Department of Public Health, they have reported 168 COVID-19 deaths in Dougherty County.


Top Five Counties In The WALB Viewing Area With The Most COVID-19 Cases


County Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases
Lowndes 2,971
Dougherty 2,602
Colquitt 1,481
Coffee 1,341
Tift 1,246


Below is a list of counties that have confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and how many are in each county:

  • Atkinson County: 293
  • Baker County: 58
  • Ben Hill County: 346
  • Berrien County: 261
  • Brooks County: 371
  • Calhoun County: 194
  • Clay County: 80
  • Clinch County: 174
  • Coffee County: 1,341
  • Colquitt County: 1,481
  • Cook County: 402
  • Crisp County: 363
  • Decatur County: 666
  • Dooly County: 242
  • Early County: 346
  • Echols County: 218
  • Grady County: 407
  • Irwin County: 156
  • Lanier County: 215
  • Lee County: 515
  • Lowndes County: 2,971
  • Miller County: 130
  • Mitchell County: 619
  • Quitman County: 29
  • Randolph County: 259
  • Seminole County: 145
  • Stewart County: 248
  • Sumter County: 729
  • Terrell County: 292
  • Thomas County: 997
  • Tift County: 1,246
  • Turner County: 225
  • Webster County: 36
  • Wilcox County: 166
  • Worth County: 424

Deaths reported:

The first coronavirus-related deaths in Southwest Georgia were reported on March 18. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital officials said two patients being treated at the hospital died because of COVID-19.

Below are the number of COVID-19 deaths confirmed by the Georgia Department of Public Health:

  • Atkinson County: 2
  • Baker County: 3
  • Ben Hill County: 3
  • Brooks County: 15
  • Calhoun County: 6
  • Clay County: 2
  • Clinch County: 4
  • Coffee County: 25
  • Colquitt County: 22
  • Cook County: 6
  • Crisp County: 14
  • Decatur County: 8
  • Dooly County: 14
  • Early County: 31
  • Echols County: 2
  • Grady County: 5
  • Irwin County: 1
  • Lanier County: 4
  • Lee County: 22
  • Lowndes County: 32
  • Mitchell County: 41
  • Quitman County: 1
  • Randolph County: 26
  • Seminole County: 2
  • Stewart County: 5
  • Sumter County: 56
  • Terrell County: 30
  • Thomas County: 39
  • Tift County: 35
  • Turner County: 18
  • Webster County: 2
  • Wilcox County: 18
  • Worth County: 23

Health officials said positive coronavirus cases are counted by the patient’s county of residence.

The Georgia Department of Public Health said a confirmed case is someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

The Georgia Department of Public Health updates the number of confirmed cases every day. This is a running list and if there are more coronavirus cases reported in Southwest Georgia, we will update this list.

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