CAIRO — The Grady County Health Department is reporting 13 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Grady County this week.

The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Grady County now stands at 158, said Health Department director Michelle Thornton. Of those, five people have died of the virus.

Grady County had entered the week with 145 total cases.

Free specimen collection testing services will be offered in Grady County from 8 a.m.-noon on June 24 and 29 and July 1 as well as Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m.-noon.

No testing will be conducted July 4 or 5.

Appointments can be made by calling (229 -352-6567 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday or between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Patients can visit covid19.dph.ga.gov and select “Take the Screening Questionnaire” to begin the application process.

Visit southwestgeorgiapublichealth.org to see the full testing schedule for all southwest Georgia counties.

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