Southwest Georgia's Phoebe Putney Health System, which services the Albany area, announced a plateau in their number of Covid-19 cases at their hospitals. However, most of the patients admitted to their emergency rooms are critically ill.
Putney said it is reporting an additional nine deaths of positive patients equaling "the highest number of deaths we have reported on any single day since this public health emergency began."
Two of Putney's hospitals are reporting 76 deaths combined. The hospital system has reported nearly 2,000 positive Covid-19 results.
In the statement, Putney cautioned to keep vigilant during the continuing public health emergency given the deaths in the area.
"That fact alone should be a wakeup call to anyone who thinks he or she is safe from this virus. Covid-19 is a vicious illness that continues to claim lives in our community, and we must all take the threat seriously," the hospital said.