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  Ga. DPH reports 2,200+ new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 2,284 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, Sep. 18.

  Chatham Co. Commission speaks about SCCPSS plans and gives COVID-19 update

  Long-term care facilities following steps to safely allow visitors

  Ga. DPH reports 1,800+ new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

South Georgia Fair, formerly known as Coastal Empire Fair, canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

  SHS football to play opener despite coach being hospitalized with COVID-19

  Georgia surpasses 300,000 cumulative cases of COVID-19 since pandemic began

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  SC announces 740 new COVID-19 cases, 27 more deaths Thursday

  SCCPSS explains COVID-19 case procedures and safety for in-person learning

  Tourism and hospitality still seeing economic impact from COVID-19

  SC announces 489 new COVID-19 cases, 28 additional deaths Wednesday

  Ga. DPH reports almost 2,200+ new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

  PPE suppliers see changing demand

A dozen Lowcountry long-term care facilities approved to begin limited outdoor visitation

Nearly four dozen nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the Palmetto State have met minimum requirements required to allow limited outdoor visitation, including 12 in the Lowcountry.

Kemp extends current COVID-19 restrictions

Gov. Brian Kemp has signed an executive order that extends the current COVID-19 restrictions, along with guidance on visiting long-term care facilities.

  Evans Co. school officials make changes following COVID-19 cases in district

The Evans County School District is making some changes after confirming their first positive COVID-19 case among a student.

  DHEC: 701 new COVID-19 cases, 22 additional deaths announced Tuesday

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 130,917 and confirmed deaths to 2,943.

  Savannah State University offering COVID-19 testing on campus

  Ga. DPH reports almost 1,500 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

  SC announced 525 new COVID-19 cases, 7 additional deaths

SC senators considering hazard pay bonus for some essential state employees

  New Chatham Co. Health Department leader steps into role during pandemic

SC Lt. Gov. Evette tests positive for COVID-19

Several students, staff to quarantine after positive COVID-19 test at Claxton Elementary School

Several students and employees at Claxton Elementary School will quarantine for 14 days after a student tested positive for COVID-19.

  Ga. DPH reports 1,000+ new COVID-19 cases on Monday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,023 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Monday, Sep. 14.

  Ga. DPH reports 1,455 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,930 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, Sep. 10.

  DHEC: 515 new COVID-19 cases, 24 more deaths announced in SC

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 129,484 and confirmed deaths to 2,915.

  Public Service Commission addresses COVID-19 concerns

As bills continue to pile, many families are constantly worrying about their power being turned off, water and utilities, and in some cases losing their home altogether.1

  Ga. DPH reports 2,100+ new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,930 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, Sep. 10.

  DHEC: 827 new COVID-19 cases, 17 more deaths announced in SC

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 127,646 and confirmed deaths to 2,891.

  Local hospital system continues to offer education resources

As online school continues, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System says they are prepared to continue with hosting students until schools switch to in-person learning.

  DHEC: 951 new COVID-19 cases, 53 more deaths announced in SC

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 126,792 and confirmed deaths to 2,877.

SC governor pushes for schools to open in person; DHEC talks COVID-19 vaccines

McMaster said he would have issued an executive order making schools fully reopen if it were legal.

  Statesboro High School football player hospitalized with COVID-19 complications

14-year old Key Parrish thought that he would be practicing at Statesboro High with his football teammates the past few weeks, but instead, he was quarantined at Memorial Hospital in Savannah.

  New Ga. law will add protections for surprise medical billing

Tara Conway channeled her frustration into a series of paintings after waiting for hours on hold to resolve a surprise medical bill.

  Local pediatrician in favor of in-person learning for students

Savannah-Chatham School leaders are hard at work figuring out what it would take to re-open their schools for in person learning.

  Local mental health managers raise awareness on World Suicide Awareness Day

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an increase in stress and uncertainty. That’s creating a rise in mental health concerns on a national and local level.

  Ga. DPH reports 1,900+ new COVID-19 cases on Thursday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,930 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday, Sep. 10.

  SC announces 264 new COVID-19 cases, 24 more deaths Thursday as percent positive dips

The percent positive is 6% -- the lowest it’s been since early June.

  28-year-old teacher at SC public school dies of COVID-19

The 28-year-old teacher had been an educator for five years.

Couple dies from COVID-19 holding hands, within four minutes of each other in Rowan Co., N.C.

A local couple, married for 48 years, died from COVID-19 within four minutes of each other while holding hands in the hospital.

  Daughter feels letdown by nursing home during mother’s battle with COVID-19

COVID-19 has hit several long-term care facilities in Georgia. A nursing home in Liberty County has had 72 positive cases among residents, which has resulted in 10 deaths.

  DHEC: 250 new COVID-19 cases, 29 more deaths announced Wednesday

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 124,097 and confirmed deaths to 2,800.

  Second Lady Karen Pence visits Hunter Army Airfield to discuss mental health issues

Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited Hunter Army Airfield on Wednesday to speak to soldiers and commanders about suicide prevention and other mental health issues.

  Recently appointed Ga. COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force leader details strategy, partnerships for distribution

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp recently announced Georgia Insurance and Safety Commissioner John F. King will be the head of the task force working on distributing a COVID-19 vaccine once it’s ready.

  Ga. DPH reports 1,900+ new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,937 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, Sep. 9.

Yemassee Town Council extends order requiring face coverings

Several cities and towns in the Georgia and South Carolina have put in place mask mandates.

  SC announces 339 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths Tuesday

It’s been three months since DHEC has reported fewer than 400 new cases in a day.

  Tattnall Co. community mourning death of retired EMT who passed away due to COVID-19

The Tattnall County community is mourning the loss of one of their own.

  Ga. DPH reports 1,540+ new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,543 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, Sep. 8.

Autopsy report completed for Chatham County boy listed as COVID-19 death

The autopsy report has been completed for a 7-year-old Chatham County boy that is listed on the Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 deaths.

  SC announces 590 new COVID-19 cases and 19 more deaths Monday

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 123,552 and confirmed deaths to 2,767.

  Holiday weekend didn’t stop COVID-19 testing

People are once again celebrating a summer holiday in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Ga. DPH reports 1,650+ new positive COVID-19 cases on Sunday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,651 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday, Sep. 6.

  DHEC: 603 new cases of COVID-19, 10 more deaths announced in SC

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 122,944 and confirmed deaths to 2,748.

  Ga. DPH reports 2,100+ new positive COVID-19 cases on Friday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 2,194 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, Sep. 5.

  DHEC: 918 new cases of COVID-19, 32 more deaths announced in SC

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 122,313 and confirmed deaths to 2,738.

  Coastal Health District updates County Commission on COVID-19 cases ahead of Labor Day weekend

Just ahead of Labor Day weekend, Coastal Health District Director Dr. Lawton Davis gave Chatham County Commissioners an update on COVID-19 in the community.

  Gov. Kemp, Mayor Johnson discuss COVID-19 precautions ahead of Labor Day weekend

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Ga. First Lady Marty Kemp joined Savannah Mayor Van Johnson for a news conference Friday in Savannah.

  Doctors encourage heat safety ahead of Labor Day weekend

For some, Labor Day is the last chance to enjoy summer, and this weekend thousands are expected to do just that. But beforehand, doctors are asking you to be wise and practice safety.

  SC announces 1,511 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 more deaths Friday

South Carolina hasn’t seen such a high number of new cases since the beginning of August.

  Psychologist offers tips to help with stresses of virtual learning

It’s still early on in the school year for many districts across our area and for parents and students who are shifting to a new model of education it can be a big adjustment. An adjustment that can take a toll on their mental health

  Plasma donation drive held at Fort Stewart to help fight COVID-19

The fight against COVID-19 continues, and now the military community is rolling up their sleeves to help.

  A warning from local health leaders this Labor Day weekend

As several look ahead to the long weekend celebrating Labor Day, health officials are urging caution.

  S.C. DHEC to track how many teachers, students infected by COVID-19

South Carolina state health experts say they will be tracking COVID-19 numbers in schools. Starting Friday, they will post data twice every week showing how many students and teachers are infected by the virus.

  Ga. DPH reports 2,100+ new positive COVID-19 cases on Friday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 2,132 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Friday, Sep. 4.

  SC announces 1,084 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 more deaths Thursday

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 119,822 and confirmed deaths to 2,667.

CDC eviction moratorium expected to help thousands, but also creates challenges for landlords

The moratorium begins on Sept. 4 and lasts through the end of the year.

  Effingham Health nurses asking community to do their part

Health Officials fear that the lack of community members wearing masks has played a roll in increased COVID cases in Effingham County.

  Evans Memorial Hospital sees 17 percent COVID-19 positivity test rate

Evans Memorial CEO Bill Lee says health officials have come a long way with trying to trace and reduce the spread of the virus, but there’s much more progress to be made.

  Six months since first COVID-19 positive patient reported in Ga.

COVID -19 has officially been in Georgia for half of a year.

  Ga. DPH reports 1,916 new positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 1,916 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, Sep. 2.

  SC announces 601 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 more deaths Wednesday

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 118,699 and confirmed deaths to 2,652.

Some Savannah private schools reporting zero COVID-19 cases so far

As several area public school districts report positive Coronavirus cases in their schools, a couple of Savannah private schools say they have yet to see a positive case.

  Chadwick Boseman’s death helping others detect colon cancer locally

The death of actor Chadwick Boseman to colon cancer shocked the nation last week.

  No doctor referral needed for COVID-19 testing at HHI Regional

COVID-19 testing is being expanded in Beaufort County.

  Statesboro city officials give update on COVID-19 cases

The rise in virus cases in one local community has drawn national attention and has community leaders asking for people to help.

  SC announces 761 new COVID-19 cases, 37 more deaths

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 118,116 and confirmed deaths to 2,626.

Chatham Co. extends local State of Emergency requiring face masks another month

Chatham County has extended their local State of Emergency requiring wearing of face masks and social distancing for another 30 days.

  Ga. DPH reports 2,280 new positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 2,287 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, Sep. 1.

Round 2 of applications open for CARES Act funding

The City of Savannah is offering more grants to its small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The next round of applications will open Tuesday, Sept. 1.