The death of a second Floyd County resident from COVID-19 was reported Sunday and with the 7:00pm update from the Georgia Department of Public Health it was revealed that there were a total of 28 positive cases in the county. County Coroner Gene Proctor and EMA Director Tim Herrington stated that they were NOT notified of the COVID-related death.
Northwest Georgia Public Health District spokesman Logan Boss said the department does not comment on deaths other than to release generic details; the latest Floyd County victim was a 75 year old man, while the first victim was a 65 year old woman. Both had underlying conditions.
Floyd County EMA Director Herrington said that local hospitals reported having a total of 9 positive cases as of Sunday evening, and another 28 people awaiting test results. According to the Department of Public Health as of Sunday Georgia has reported more than 2,680 cases of COVID-19 with a quarter of them requiring patients to go to the hospital and 83 deaths. The majority of cases, 56% are people ages 18 to 59. Another 35% is made up of Georgians age 60 and older. The virus is hitting men and women almost equally in the state.
President Trump declared a federal disaster in the state over the weekend clearing the way for federal aid.
(Rome News Tribune/www.northwestgeorgianews.com)