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Tracking SWGA coronavirus cases

McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford has one confirmed case of coronavirus, TriHealth...
McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford has one confirmed case of coronavirus, TriHealth said Wednesday.(WVUE)
Updated: Oct. 5, 2020 at 12:14 PM EDT
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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 was declared an early hotspot for the coronavirus.

Currently, there are 3,170 confirmed cases in Dougherty County.

On the latest update from the Georgia Department of Public Health, they have reported 188 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 3,927
Dougherty 3,170
Coffee 2,096
Colquitt 1,915
Tift 1,823

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

  • Atkinson County: 448
  • Baker County: 84
  • Ben Hill County: 807
  • Berrien County: 461
  • Brooks County: 526
  • Calhoun County: 250
  • Clay County: 121
  • Clinch County: 390
  • Coffee County: 2,096
  • Colquitt County: 1,915
  • Cook County: 555
  • Crisp County: 585
  • Decatur County: 1,206
  • Dooly County: 346
  • Early County: 513
  • Echols County: 242
  • Grady County: 807
  • Irwin County: 323
  • Lanier County: 297
  • Lee County: 710
  • Lowndes County: 3,987
  • Miller County: 278
  • Mitchell County: 824
  • Quitman County: 34
  • Randolph County: 331
  • Seminole County: 373
  • Stewart County: 523
  • Sumter County: 941
  • Terrell County: 331
  • Thomas County: 1,510
  • Tift County: 1,823
  • Turner County: 317
  • Webster County: 43
  • Wilcox County: 249
  • Worth County: 547

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: 3
  • Baker County: 4
  • Ben Hill County: 26
  • Berrien County: 12
  • Brooks County: 26
  • Calhoun County: 9
  • Clay County: 3
  • Clinch County: 9
  • Coffee County: 52
  • Colquitt County: 35
  • Cook County: 14
  • Crisp County: 18
  • Decatur County: 29
  • Dooly County: 14
  • Early County: 33
  • Echols County: 2
  • Grady County: 23
  • Irwin County: 5
  • Lanier County: 6
  • Lee County: 26
  • Lowndes County: 84
  • Miller County: 1
  • Mitchell County: 45
  • Quitman County: 1
  • Randolph County: 29
  • Seminole County: 9
  • Stewart County: 15
  • Sumter County: 63
  • Terrell County: 32
  • Thomas County: 66
  • Tift County: 57
  • Turner County: 24
  • Webster County: 2
  • Wilcox County: 23
  • Worth County: 30

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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