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.


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

  • Dougherty County: 267
  • Lee County: 44
  • Lowndes County: 20
  • Tift County: 19
  • Early County: 16
  • Sumter County: 16
  • Mitchell County: 15
  • Terrell County: 12
  • Worth County: 11
  • Coffee County: 10
  • Thomas County: 7
  • Crisp County: 6
  • Colquitt County: 6
  • Calhoun County: 5
  • Decatur County: 5
  • Seminole County: 5
  • Miller County: 4
  • Irwin County: 3
  • Randolph County: 3
  • Turner County: 3
  • Ben Hill County: 2
  • Clinch County: 1
  • Baker County: 1
  • Berrien County: 1
  • Brooks County: 1
  • Cook County: 1
  • Dooly County: 1

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.

On Monday, Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler said there are 28 total COVID-19 deaths in the county.

Fowler said the number he reports differ from Phoebe’s reported numbers because the hospital system reports deaths that happened at their facilities. On Monday, Phoebe reported 25 COVID-19 deaths at their facilities.

On the latest update from the Georgia Department of Public Health, which was Monday at noon, they have reported 17 COVID-19 deaths in Dougherty County.

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

  • Lee County: 6
  • Terrell County: 2
  • Lowndes County: 1
  • Early County: 1
  • Sumter County: 1
  • Worth County: 1
  • Baker County: 1

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 at noon and 7 p.m. 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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