Clayton County Health District News

Powdered Infant Formula Recall

Consumers Should Check Before Purchasing or Using Product Atlanta, GA— The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging parents and caregivers of infants to check their powdered infant formula before using it due to a recall of some products. The recall includes select lots of Similac®, Alimentum®, and EleCare® formulas manufactured by Abbott Nutrition in its Sturgis, Michigan, facility....

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COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard Census Data

Atlanta, GA— As of today, the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard has been updated to use 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year census estimates for county level demographics. Previously, data came from 2018 ACS 5-year census estimates. With the update to 2019 ACS data, some county level demographic percentages may increase or decrease based on the new census estimates. Counties with smaller...

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Two COVID-19 Treatments No Longer Authorized for Use

Limited Efficacy Against Omicron Atlanta, GA—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that two monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments for COVID-19 are currently not authorized for use due to their limited effectiveness against the Omicron variant. Omicron is still circulating widely in the U.S., including Georgia.  Monoclonal antibodies are synthetic, laboratory-created proteins...

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COVID-19 Daily Status Report Update

Backlog of Cases Reported Atlanta, GA—  Today's COVID-19 Daily Status Report will reflect more that 27,000 newly reported cases (PCR positive and antigen positive combined). Please be advised this number includes a backlog of cases that were not previously reported by several large laboratories. The cases date back 7-10 days. For updates on COVID-19, follow @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Twitter and...

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DPH COVID-19 Daily Status Report

Issues with ELR Identified and Resolved Atlanta, GA— The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Daily Status Report updated as scheduled today and accurately reflects case and test data. Issues with electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) that were identified last week have been thoroughly investigated and the problem fixed. It is important to note that data for case counts, hospitalizations...

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COVID-19 Mega-Testing Sites Now Open

Atlanta, GA— The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) in partnership with DeKalb County Board of Health, Cobb & Douglas Health Department and Viral Solutions announce the opening of two COVID-19 mega-testing sites. The Cobb County site is located at Jim Miller Park (Gate 1), 1295 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, GA 30008. The DeKalb County site is located at 2994 Turner Hill Road, Stonecrest,...

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COVID-19 Daily Status Report Update

No Daily Update Due to Ongoing Issues with ELR  Atlanta – Due to ongoing issues with Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will not publish an updated COVID-19 Daily Status Report today. Data for case counts, hospitalizations and deaths come from sources other than ELR, and as such are not impacted by the same problem. The updated numbers for today...

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DPH COVID-19 Daily Status Report Update

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is working to address an issue with the COVID-19 testing numbers on the Daily Status Report. This issue only affects the PCR/Molecular Reported Today column of the COVID-19 Testing table; no other data in the Daily Status Report is impacted. Until the issue can be fixed, we will temporarily remove the PCR/Molecular Reported Today column of...

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Georgia Receives Oral Antiviral COVID-19 Treatments

Molnupiravir and Paxlovid™ Available at Select Retail Pharmacies Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is announcing the allocation of Merck and Pfizer oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19 to select retail pharmacies in Georgia. Initial supply of Molnupiravir and Paxlovid™ from the federal government is very limited. DPH anticipates additional allocations in the coming weeks...

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DPH Urges Georgians NOT to Go to Hospital Emergency Departments for COVID Testing

Atlanta, GA— To help keep hospital emergency departments open to treat medical emergencies, individuals seeking COVID testing should not go to hospital emergency departments, unless they are experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms requiring urgent medical attention. Asymptomatic individuals or individuals with mild symptoms should find testing sites other than hospital emergency departments....

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