DPH confirms 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Spalding County

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Department of Public Health District 4 office has released the latest COVID-19 in its 12-county region. As of 5:30 p.m. March 25, DPH District 4 reported 117 cases in its service area including Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup and Upson counties. This includes ten […]

Department of Public Health issues retraction of incorrect COVID-19 data

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia Department of Public Health District 4 Office has issued a retraction of statistical data released Tuesday. It was reported by District 4 Accreditation and Marketing Coordinator Susie Hammock that Spalding County’s confirmed case count had increased from five to nine, Pike County had its first three confirmed cases and […]

Nine COVID-19 cases confirmed in Spalding County

STAFF REPORT ::: The Department of Public Health is now reporting there are nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spalding County. The most recent update of the DPH daily status report at noon listed five cases. These nine contribute to a total of 184 confirmed cases in DPH District 4, which includes Butts, Carroll, Coweta, […]

DPH: Three COVID-19 cases confirmed in Spalding County

STAFF REPORT ::: The Department of Public Health reports there are now three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spalding County. Overall, there are 35 confirmed cases in District 4 which includes Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup and Upson counties. Health officials are taking measures to reduce the spread of […]

To believe or not to believe? That is the question

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: EDITORIAL COLUMN To be cliché as I state the obvious, we’re living in uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has been met with an unprecedented global response that has virtually everyone scrambling to keep up with a constant flow of information. While The GRIP will only report information obtained from vetted sources, […]

There is no Spalding County COVID-19 case: DPH epidemiologist

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: According to Dr. Ashton Harris, an epidemiologist with the Georgia Department of Public Health, there is no confirmed case of COVID-19 in Spalding County. The GRIP sought and obtained this confirmation Tuesday morning. However, there is now one confirmed case in Lamar County, bringing the total for District 4, which includes […]

Georgia officials awaiting CDC confirmation of third COVID-19 case

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Department of Public Health is awaiting confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on a positive test on a third COVID-19 patient in the state, this time located in Floyd County. The initial testing was completed by the Georgia Public Health Laboratory on March 5. Centers for Disease […]