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[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19 update

March 7, 2021–1:57 p.m.


It has been a year since we saw our first COVID-19 cases in Northwest Georgia.

Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the 10-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District said although we are still in the midst of the pandemic, our numbers are declining.

Dr. Voccio also gave a vaccine update saying 16% of the population in the Northwest Health District has been vaccinated and 8% statewide.

He added we are vaccinating the most vulnerable.

Approximately 80 percent of residents of long-term care facilities have been vaccinated.

Dr. Voccio feels this is why we are seeing a decline in emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths.

You can view the entire update below.