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LaGRANGE – Yesterday, March 25, District 4 Public Health numbers were pulled for positive COVID-19 case counts incorrectly. There are 76 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in District 4, but the number of confirmed cases in Butts County remains at 2, not 4 as reported yesterday.

There will continue to be more positive cases with additional testing taking place. Confirmation of cases does not change public health recommendations for all residents. Please follow local shelter in place ordinances to slow the spread of COVID-19.

County Number of Positive Cases

• Butts 2

• Carroll 26

• Coweta 10

• Fayette 12

• Heard 1

• Henry 13

• Lamar 3

• Meriwether 1

• Pike 0

• Spalding 5

• Troup 6

• Upson 0

All Georgians play a critical role in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 by adhering to the following guidance:

• Practice social distancing by putting at least 6 feet between yourself and other people.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Stay home if you are sick.

• Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water.

• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Health officials are taking measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the general public by identifying and contacting the individuals who may have had contact with the Butts County residents who tested positive. The household members of the positive cases are self-quarantined and in contact with Health officials for further instructions.

The majority of people with COVID-19 can safely recover at home with self-isolation and symptomatic treatment. Diagnosis through laboratory testing does not change the care that they would receive.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 and should always consult their healthcare provider if they are sick.

According to federal and state health officials, people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19 do not need to be tested. Additionally, most people who are mildly or moderately ill with “cold-like” symptoms do not need to be tested.

For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19 log on to https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/index.html.

A daily status report page for confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia is now available. The report updates each day at noon to ensure accurate and regular information is provided to the public. The new tool can be found on the Georgia Department of Public Health website.

District 4 Public Health is dedicated to preventing disease, promoting health and protecting our communities against health threats through education, service, advocacy and collaboration. District 4 Public Health serves people of all classes and economic status within Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup and Upson counties. Fees are based on income for those without insurance. For more information about District 4 Public Health, visit www.district4health.org.

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