A Long County resident has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently hospitalized, the Coastal Health District announced Wednesday afternoon.
This is the first confirmed case in a resident of Long County, according to the CHD. There has been one case confirmed in Liberty County and two in Bryan County, according to the CHD.
As of noon Wednesday, there were more than 1,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Georgia and almost 400 people hospitalized.
The CDH said cases have appeared in areas all across Georgia, and more confirmed cases are expected as testing increases and the virus spreads, and in announcements repeats the same message:
"It is also possible for a person who has no symptoms to spread the virus to others. This is why social distancing is so important, because it limits the potential for the virus to spread from person to person. The Coastal Health District recommends that everyone stay home as much as possible, remember to wash your hands thoroughly and often, and avoid any unnecessary social visits. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, which usually include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, isolate yourself from others if possible and call your physician, an urgent care center, or a federally qualified healthcare center for evaluation. Most people with mild and moderate illness can safely recover at home. If your symptoms are severe, particularly if you have difficulty breathing, seek medical help right away. 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."