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Gov. Kemp to Hold Roundtable Discussion on COVID-19

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FOX 28 Savannah
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Governor Brian Kemp is scheduled to hold a hospital roundtable discussion with hospital CEOs throughout Georgia Wednesday afternoon.

Kemp will provide an update on the state’s fight with COVID-19, hear what they are seeing on the ground in their facilities, and discuss plans for vaccine distribution in the coming weeks.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported 424,929 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia and 8,798 confirmed deaths. Health officials are attributing an additional 717 probable deaths to the virus.

Locally, Athens-Clarke County is reporting 6,725 cases and 54 deaths. In Barrow County there are 3,260 cases and 54 deaths, Jackson County is reporting 3,213 cases and 51 deaths. In Madison County the numbers are 1,032 cases and 13 deaths, Oconee County reports 1,056 cases and 35 deaths, while Oglethorpe County is reporting 503 cases and 13 deaths.

For more information, visit the health department’s website for the COVID-19 Daily Status Report.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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