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The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reported one case of COVID-19 in Newton County on Sunday, March 15.
The DPH updates a daily status report on its website at noon showing cases on a county-by-county basis. The most recent report tallied 99 cases in Georgia.
In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the DPH does not release names or locations of those affected. Therefore, all Newton County residents are encouraged to continue practicing good hygiene and social distancing as recommended by the DPH and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Please continue to:• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.• Stay home when you are sick.• Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.• The best prevention against the flu is vaccination. Flu is still widespread and active in Georgia - it’s not too late to get a flu shot.
Newton County officials are continuing to monitor the situation and are working diligently to keep residents informed on any developments as they occur.#NewtonCounty #COVID-19 #OneNewton