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COVID-19 trends locally remain positive

The news about COVID-19 in Grady County continues to be positive, according to data from local and state sources. Grady County had four new cases in the last week, but no new deaths reported, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Grady County Schools reported even fewer people affected by the disease caused by the novel coronavirus this week. As of Tuesday, there were only two students out on quarantine. There were no students reporting positive for the disease, and no employees on quarantine or ill from the virus.
The students on quarantine included one at Washington Middle and one at Shiver schools, according to Dr. Kermit Gilliard, superintendent of schools.
Grady General Hospital was treating one COVID-positive patient as of Tuesday and Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville had seven such patients, according to Shealy Register, spokeswoman for Archbold Medical Center, which operates both hospitals.
The news was equally positive for surrounding counties Thomas County reported only one new case, but they did have one new death in the last week. Decatur and Mitchell counties had no new deaths, but Mitchell had six new cases and Decatur had seven. That’s slightly higher than the previous week’s numbers of new cases of one in Mitchell and five in Decatur counties.

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