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 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.