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CHD COVID-19 3 p.m. update
Changes announced in testing locations
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Here are the COVID-19 report from the Coastal Health District as of 3 p.m., June 3. There are 990 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents of the Coastal Health District and 38 deaths.

Cases by county:

  • Bryan: 77 cases, 5 deaths
  • Camden: 66 cases, 1 death
  • Chatham: 522 cases, 26 deaths
  • Effingham: 75 cases, 1 death
  • Glynn: 135 cases, 2 death
  • Liberty: 83 cases, 1 death
  • Long: 16 cases, 1 death
  • McIntosh: 16 cases, 1 death

Please note: Any reductions are due to corrections of previous errors in the database.

You can find local case information, FAQs and other COVID-19 associated web content at

 State-wide case information is available on the Georgia Department of Public Health website at

Beginning Monday, June 8, appointments will no longer be required for the Coastal Health District’s COVID-19 specimen collection sites in Savannah and Brunswick. 

These two sites will be available for drive-through testing several days each week, serving anyone who would like a test at no cost and with no appointment required. “When these sites were first established, the appointments helped us manage our limited supplies and ensure access for priority testing groups,” said District Health Director, Dr. Lawton Davis. “Now that our supplies have increased and anyone can be tested, we can remove the barrier of scheduling an appointment for two of our busiest testing locations.” Drive-through testing will be available without an appointment at these two fixed locations beginning June 8, 2020: 

Savannah: 7221 Sallie Mood Drive, near the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

“Pop-up” mobile testing sites in various locations on Tuesdays and Thursdays Brunswick: 2747 4th Street in the parking lot of the Glynn County Health Dept. 

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

“Pop-up” mobile testing sites in various locations on Saturdays Appointments are still required for the two specimen collection sites in Bryan County. The site in Richmond Hill offers free testing 7 days a week by appointment, and the site in Pembroke offers free testing by appointment every Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Residents can call the Coastal Health District Testing Call Center at 912-230-9744 to begin the scheduling process for those 2 Bryan County sites. 

 The release noted that the summer heat intensifies, any testing site may close early and unexpectedly because of excessive heat or storms. Outdoor testing locations are ideal for reducing the risk of virus transmission, but thunderstorms pose a risk to health department staff and other first responders. Also, hot temperatures could lead to heat-related illness, especially for personnel wearing full personal protective equipment including masks, gloves, gowns, and face shields. For additional information on testing, including a list of upcoming mobile testing sites, visit our website at 

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