ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Governor Brian Kemp and Officials with the Coronavirus task force announced two cases of COVID-19 in the state of Georgia.
The two people infected live in the same household in Fulton County. One of the two infected recently took a trip to Italy where they contracted the virus.
Both have mild symptoms and are under quarantine in their home.
DPH is working to identify anyone who has come in contact with two infected people.
Government officials worked quickly to inform the public. As soon as the cases were confirmed, Governor Kemp was contacted. He then called the press conference.
The Coronavirus spreads through the air when people cough or sneeze. Symptoms show up within fourteen days of exposure. These symptoms can include cough, fever, runny nose, and difficulty breathing.
Some best practices to keep in mind are:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Stay at home when sick
- Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing and throw your tissues in the trash
- Disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched
Watch Governor Kemp’s full press conference below
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