Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Georgia Department of Public Health Adds Staff, Expands Contact Tracing for COVID-19

    May 12, 2020 - 

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health(DPH) is increasing its workforce to expand contact tracing for COVID-19 in Georgia. Contact tracing is used to identify and mitigate hotspots of infection to help prevent further spread of the virus.

  5. Testing Now Available to all Georgians

    May 8, 2020 - 

    Atlanta – Effective immediately, testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not. There are more than 65 specimen point of collection sites (SPOC) throughout the state, with an additional 30 mobile SPOCs - locations and hours vary daily.

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