VALDOSTA — Lowndes County added 42 more COVID-19 cases Thursday and South Georgia Medical Center reported a death, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health and SGMC's daily status report respectively.

Lowndes now reports 4,220 cases since the pandemic began.

The daily status report still shows the Lowndes County death toll to be at 85.

South Georgia Medical Center is treating 22 COVID-19 patients Thursday, according to the hospital’s daily status report.

The hospital discharged 702 COVID-19 patients – numbers reflecting the total patients discharged since the start of the pandemic — and no patients were waiting for testing results, according to the SGMC report Oct. 15.

SGMC now reports 149 patients have died from the virus since the start of the pandemic, one more from Wednesday, according to the hospital’s daily report.

Not all SGMC patients are Lowndes County residents and some patients who have been transferred from other regional hospitals have tested positive for COVID-19, according to past reports.

The Valdosta Daily Times now has a detailed list of the gender, age, race and chronic condition existence for all deaths in Lowndes County that have been reported so far. That information can be found here. 

Bryce Ethridge is a reporter at the Valdosta Daily Times. He can be reached at (229) 244-3400 ext. 1245.

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