Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. COVID-19 test sites are open July 3, 4, and 5 all over Georgia.

    July 2, 2020 - 

    Click for a complete list of statewide COVID-19 test sites open over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

  2. Georgia DPH Asks Residents to ‘Answer the Call’ in New Contact Tracing Video

    June 19, 2020 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is releasing a new video explaining the state’s COVID-19 contact tracing efforts, asking residents to ‘answer the call’ if DPH reaches out. Click for link to video.

  3. Additional Allotments of Remdesivir for Treatment of COVID-19 Distributed to Georgia Hospitals

    May 27, 2020 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health(DPH) this week is distributing 18,440 vials of the drug remdesivir received from the federal government. Nearly 85 hospitals in Georgia (complete list below) will receive remdesivir, enough to treat about 1,676 patients with COVID-19 infection, depending on the duration of an individual’s illness and treatment needs.

  4. Second Allotment of Remdesivir Headed to Hospitals for Treatment of COVID-19

    May 21, 2020 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health(DPH) is distributing a second allotment of the drug remdesivir received from the federal government. Twenty-nine hospitals in Georgia will receive remdesivir, enough to treat more than 300 patients, depending on the duration of an individual’s illness and treatment needs.

  5. Georgia DPH Distributes Remdesivir to Hospitals

    May 16, 2020 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health(DPH) today is distributing an initial allotment of the drug remdesivir received from the federal government. Georgia received 30 cases, with 40 vials of the drug per case, enough to treat about 110 patients, depending on the duration of an individual’s treatment.

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