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Coastal Georgia Hospitals Fill With COVID Patients, Urge People to Get Vaccinated

Georgia residents wait in line Coronavirus vaccines at a public health department vaccination center on Jan. 19, 2021.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
Georgia residents wait in line Coronavirus vaccines at a public health department vaccination center on Jan. 19, 2021.

Hospital capacities in Camden and Ware counties are listed as severe and Coastal Georgia Regional Hospital representatives plan a news conference to help residents better understand the “gravity of the situation.”

Southeast Georgia Health System in Glynn County is faring slightly better, listed as merely “busy.”

“The emergence of the delta variant combined with low vaccination rates is fueling a COVID-19 surge unseen since the beginning of the pandemic,” spokeswoman Sally Silbermann wrote in a statement from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Coastal Health District. “Our hospitals are bearing the brunt of this dangerous combination.”

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