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VALDOSTA – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached double digits in Lowndes County.

In its noon Tuesday update, the Georgia Department of Public Health announced 11 cases in the county and 16 cases in the South Health District.

Of the three new Lowndes cases, two patients are currently hospitalized and one person had a known source of exposure, according to a South Health District statement.

Information about the third case was still being gathered at noon Tuesday, according to South Health District public information officer Kristin Patten, but the third patient was isolated at home as of Tuesday afternoon with an unknown source of exposure.

This story was updated at 4:30 p.m. March 24 with information about the third case. 

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