VALDOSTA – Lowndes County has experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases in October.
The beginning of this increase was first noticed in the second week of October, and the positivity rate has continued to grow since that time, according to a statement from the South Health District.
“This increase is significant and it is extremely important that residents not forget that COVID is very much present in our communities,” said Dr. William R. Grow, MD, FACP, district health director. “We highly encourage everyone to continue wearing masks, social distancing and practicing good hand hygiene so we can stop this increase in its tracks.”
The total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lowndes was at approximately 4,160 at the end of the week. Total cases across South Health District were at more than 9,500 at the end of the week.
The Georgia Department of Public Health reminds everyone of the importance