CAIRO — Grady County officials continue to express hope that the spread of COVID-19 throughout the community is beginning to slow down.

Just two new cases of the novel coronavirus were positively identified in Grady County this week, according to the Grady County Health Department, bringing the county’s total up to 95.

“We certainly hope this is a sign of a slowing in the COVID cases,” said County Administrator Buddy Johnson. “We will remain cautious and vigilant in social distancing and contact.”

A fifth county resident also died of the virus this week.

COVID-19 specimen collection tests will take place by appointment this Saturday from 9 a.m. and noon. Health Department director Michelle Thornton said efforts are underway to conduct additional specimen collection tests at Washington Middle School on Thursday, May 28 between 8 a.m. and noon.

Anyone can make an appointment to be tested. Individuals interested in being tested are asked to call (229) 352-6567 to make an appointment. Individuals who arrive at the testing location without an appointment will still be tested and added to the Health Department’s list.

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