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Second COVID-19 death reported in Dawson County
Photo courtesy of Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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State health officials have confirmed the second death in Dawson County due to COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus. 

At the Georgia Department of Public Health's evening COVID-19 status report on Friday, April 10, it was announced that a 60-year-old man from Dawson County has died from the virus. Previously on Monday night, health officials confirmed Dawson County's first death due to the virus — an 80-year-old male.

According to GDPH records, it is unknown whether either individual had any underlying medical conditions.

 At noon on Saturday, April 11, officials announced that 12,159 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Georgia. Officials say that 428 people in Georgia have died due to the virus and 2,479 individuals have been hospitalized. 

The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Numbers are reported by county of residence and are updated twice daily at noon and 7 p.m.