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Phoebe warns of
'Dangerous and Deadly Phase'

From the January 6, 2021 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   Phoebe, one of the largest medical groups in the area, recently sent out a press release titled "Southwest Georgia Enters Dangerous and Deadly Phase of Coronavirus Illness."
   While counties in The Journal's coverage area have not experienced steep increases in confirmed cases of the virus (according to Department of Health figures), medical professionals at Phoebe warn of signs of a potential serious spike in the overall region.
   "Our latest projections show, in the coming weeks, we will surpass the COVID-19 numbers we endured during those dangerous early days of the pandemic when our area was one of the world's hottest hotspots for the virus," said Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System President & CEO. "That sobering reality ...
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