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Georgia Department of Public Health

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported another spike in the death rate today due to Covid-19. There have been 81 deaths today along with more than 2,500 new cases. There have also been 302 new hospitalizations.


When Will We have a Vaccine?

Aug 3, 2020

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss the Moderna vaccine trial, which kicked off in Savannah this week. This largest ever vaccine trial includes 30,000 U.S. patients and is one of over 20 trials going on worldwide. So, when can we expect a vaccine to be widely available?

The commission voted eight to one Thursday evening during a Special Called Session, passing a measure to modify the hours alcohol can legally be served in Athens Clarke County. Businesses will now only be allowed to sell liquor, beer, and wine by the drink until 10 pm.  


Federally Indicted Atlanta Councilman Says He Won't Resign

Jul 31, 2020
Atlanta City Council

An Atlanta councilman indicted on multiple federal fraud charges says he won't step down from his council seat. City Councilman Antonio Brown was indicted Wednesday on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud and making false statements on a bank loan application. The 35-year-old told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday that he planned to fight the charges and didn't intend to resign. The U.S.

Congressman Jody Hice Under 2-Week Quarantine

Jul 30, 2020

Congressman Jody Hice is under a two-week quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19.

Hice posted a statement on his website:

Out of an abundance of caution, Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) has entered a 14-day quarantine after learning that his friend and colleague, Rep. Louie Gohmert, tested positive for coronavirus and that a second individual, with whom he recently came into contact, has developed COVID-19 symptoms and is awaiting test results.