The first death associated with COVID-19 in Chattooga County has been confirmed.
The individual was an elderly resident of Chattooga County and had underlying health conditions, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
The Georgia Department of Public Health released that the individual was a male, 82 years old with underlying health conditions.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes are at a higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 and should always consult their health care provider if they are sick.
Chattooga County has four confirmed cases of COVID-19.