Johnson County inmate is SCHD’s first COVID-19 related death

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DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Georgia’s South Central Health District confirmed its first COVID-19 related death Thursday.

A SCHD news release said it was a 67-year-old man who was incarcerated in Johnson County.

“It is currently unknown if he had underlying medical conditions,” the release said. “The individual passed away at a medical facility outside of the ten-county health district.”

Laurens County has the most confirmed cases (27) in the district. The table below shows the district’s cases and deaths by county as of 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.

Georgia had more than 10,500 confirmed cases in the Department of Public Health’s April 9 noon update.

South Central Health District COVID-19 Confirmed Cases, by County

County

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Confirmed Deaths

Laurens

27

Johnson

13

1

Dodge

9

Pulaski

9

Telfair

7

Wilcox

5

Wheeler

2

Bleckley

1

Treutlen

1

Total SCHD Cases

74

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