District 4 Public Health corrects Troup County COVID-19 case total to 6 cases, not 17

Published 9:44 am Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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District 4 Public Health has corrected its numbers for positive COVID-19 cases in Troup County.

On Wednesday morning, District 4 changed that number to six confirmed cases, down from the 17 it reported on Tuesday afternoon.

“We have had some confusion over numbers. As we are working through the numbers this morning, we are correcting the 17 case county from yesterday to only 6 positive cases. Our apologies,” said District 4 Public Health Public Information Officer Hayla Folden.

There are now 187 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in District 4, which includes 6 confirmed cases in Troup County. District 4 expects there will continue to be more positive cases with additional testing taking place. Confirmation of cases in Troup County does not change public health recommendations for all residents.

All Georgians play a critical role in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 by adhering to the following guidance:

  • Practice social distancing by putting at least 6 feet between yourself and other people.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.