Two additional deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia have been confirmed by the Georgia Department of Public Health. These individuals, a 42-year-old woman and a 69-year-old woman, both died at a hospital in Albany. Along with testing positive for COVID-19, each had existing medical conditions.

Another death was reported on Wednesday evening at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes are among those at higher risk for serious complications from COVID-19.

The DPH has also reported that there were a total of 197 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Georgia as of Wednesday at noon. Six of those cases were in Floyd County. There were 29 cases reported across Northwest Georgia. A break down of cases per county statewide is posted at The department updates the status report on COVID-19 daily at noon to offer regular and accurate information to the public.