First Two COVID-19 Deaths in Coastal Health District

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA – The first two deaths associated with COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Coastal Health District. The 83-year-old male and 84-year-old female were both residents of Chatham County and both had existing medical conditions.

As of noon today, there were more than 2,800 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of

Georgia and more than 700 people hospitalized. Cases have appeared in areas all across Georgia, and more confirmed cases are expected as testing increases and the virus spreads.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19. Younger adults can also suffer serious medical difficulties.

All Georgians play a critical role in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, and sick people should self-isolate if they develop symptoms of COVID-19.

For accurate information about COVID-19 in our area, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health at, or the Coastal Health District at

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