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State health officials confirm first COVID-19 death in Dawson County
Photo courtesy of Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Dawson County's first death due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, was reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health on Monday night.  

The individual was an 80-year-old male, according to the department, one of 329 people in Georgia who have died due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

It's unknown whether the individual had any underlying medical conditions, according to department records.

This confirmation came from DPH's Daily Status Report on Monday night. Officials have now confirmed 8,818 cases of COVID-19 statewide, including 20 cases in Dawson County. DPH reports that 1,774 people have been hospitalized due to the virus.

The Georgia Department of Public Heath 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.

This story will be updated.