The Coastal Health District has confirmed the first death of a Bryan
County resident from COVID-19. The individual was a 65-year-old male with underlying medical
conditions. This is the third COVID-19 related death in the Coastal Health District; two residents of
neighboring Chatham County have also died from complications of COVID-19.
Statewide, at least 125 people have died from COVID-19, and more than 4,000 people have
tested positive for the illness. There is community-wide transmission of the virus that causes
COVID-19, and it’s possible a person can be contagious without even having symptoms.
Georgians of all ages should practice social distancing as much as possible. Avoid unnecessary
contact with people outside your household, wash your hands often, and isolate yourself from
others if you become sick.
For accurate information about COVID-19 in our area, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health at dph.ga.gov or the Coastal Health District at GaCHD.org.
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