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Second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Glynn County
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A second person in Glynn County has tested positive for COVID‐19, according to a Coastal Health District press release. 

"The individual is currently recovering at home and self‐isolating, and the source of exposure is unknown," the release said. "Coastal

Health District epidemiologists are gathering more information which can be used to notify others who may have had close contact with the individual. The individual has no known contact to a confirmed case."

Although public demand for testing around the state is high, particularly when new cases are

discovered, most people do not need to be tested. Also, most people who are mildly or moderately ill

can safely recover at home while self‐isolating and treating symptoms, according to the CHD.

Testing must be prioritized, as testing capacity and medical supplies are limited. Priority individuals


 persons 65 and older,

 those with chronic, underlying health conditions,

 those who live in a long‐term care facility like an assisted living facility or nursing home

 those serving on the front lines as a healthcare worker, first responder, long‐term care facility

staffer, or law enforcement officer.

In a joint statement released yesterday, Governor Brian P. Kemp, the Georgia Department of Public

Health (DPH), and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) offered

this perspective. “It is our responsibility to keep the elderly and chronically ill safe, back our law

enforcement and first responders, and protect the doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers working

around the clock."

For accurate information about COVID‐19, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health at, or the Coastal Health District at

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