Gov. Brian Kemp Confirms Two Coronavirus Cases in Georgia

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp in a news conference Monday evening said that two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the state of Georgia. 

Officials said the cases are of two members of the same household in Fulton County who have the ailment. 

According to Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, one of the two recently went to Italy, while the other caught the virus after the first individual's return. 

Both have mild symptoms, according to Toomey. She said they were diagnosed at a local health provider and instructed to self-quarantine at home.

According to Toomey, the two are isolated at home with other relatives to prevent the illness from spreading beyond that family unit.

“We knew that Georgia would likely have confirmed cases of COVID-19, and we planned for it. The immediate risk of COVID-19 to the general public, however, remains low at this time,” Toomey said in a statement. “I cannot emphasize enough the need for all Georgians to follow the simple precautions that DPH always urges to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.”

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