VALDOSTA — Lowndes County reported two deaths and 20 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health daily status report. 

Lowndes has reported 3,848 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, according to the report. 

Seventy-eight Lowndes County residents have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the GDPH report.

So far, 196 Lowndes residents have been hospitalized due to COVID-19, since the start of the outbreak, according to the report.

South Georgia Medical Center is treating 26 COVID-19 patients at the hospital Wednesday, according to the hospital's daily status report.

The hospital has discharged 642 COVID-19 patients – numbers reflecting the total patients discharged since the start of the pandemic — and had no patients waiting for testing results, according to the SGMC report.

SGMC reports 137 patients have died from the virus, 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.

For more data on Lowndes and the surrounding counties, The Valdosta Daily Times has created a database to track COVID-19 across the South Health District.

To reach the database, click the link here.

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