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Colquitt Regional Urges Public to Receive Flu Shot

MOULTRIE, Ga – Colquitt Regional Medical Center officials and physicians are urging members of the public to get their flu shot as there has been an early increase in flu cases. “Overall, there has been a slow and steady increase in flu cases over the last month,” said Colquitt Regional President and CEO Jim Matney. “This year, more than ever, it is crucial for people to receive their flu shots and take the proper measures to decrease their chances of contracting the flu,...



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Colquitt Regional Offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Moultrie, GA – Colquitt Regional is currently offering testing for the SARS-CoV-2 Antibody. This test is used to detect the presence of antibodies – proteins made by plasma cells – against COVID-19. The body utilizes antibodies to fight off pathogens such as viruses and bacteria. A positive antibody test is presumed to mean a person has been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused COVID-19, at some point in the past, according to the CDC. It does not mean they are...



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Colquitt Regional Continues to See Decline in COVID-19 Cases

MOULTRIE, Ga – Colquitt Regional recently reported that it has seen a downward trend in positive COVID-19 cases over the past several weeks. One of the ways Colquitt Regional tracks its COVID data is by analyzing the seven-day rolling average of positive cases. This helps hospital officials to not only see daily numbers, but to view trends in data and where the numbers are going as a whole. “Since July 30, Colquitt Regional has experienced a sustained decrease in positive COVID-19...



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Colquitt Regional Urges Public to Remain Vigilant Against COVID-19

MOULTRIE, Ga – Officials at Colquitt Regional are urging members of the public to remain vigilant after a recent spike in COVID-19 positive cases. As of Tuesday, June 30, Colquitt Regional reported a total of 563 positive cases. 63 of those cases were confirmed over the last seven days. These numbers are not indicative of Colquitt County as whole. The numbers Colquitt Regional reports only reflects tests conducted at the hospital. The Georgia Department of Public Health reported...



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Colquitt Regional Sees Rise in COVID-19 Cases

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently confirmed an increase in positive COVID-19 test results. Most of these tests were conducted in an outpatient setting with patients not requiring medical treatment or hospitalization. In the past five days, the number of positive cases identified by Colquitt Regional rose by 87. Of the positive cases confirmed, a large portion can be traced back to a concentrated group of farm laborers. “From the very beginning, we analyzed...



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Colquitt Regional Updates Visitation Policy

Colquitt Regional recently announced several updates to its visitation policy. These updates come as the hospital continues to restore services that had been temporarily suspended in the wake of COVID-19. “As we reopen Colquitt Regional and the Sterling Physician Group clinics, we want to welcome back our families as part of the care team," said Colquitt Regional President & CEO Jim Matney. Colquitt Regional has implemented additional infection control measures that separate COVID-19...



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Colquitt Regional to Host Regional COVID-19 Testing Site

Colquitt Regional Medical Center announced Wednesday that it will be partnering with Augusta University and the Georgia National Guard to provide a new regional COVID-19 testing site that will be available beginning Friday, April 24. The site will be located in the Colquitt Regional visitor parking lot (lot closest to South Main St.). Those who are being tested should use the 31st Ave. entrance. "We are very appreciative of Gov. Kemp making these resources available," said...



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Colquitt Regional Rolls Out Plans for Re-Opening of Services

Colquitt Regional recently announced its preparations to begin offering services that had been temporarily suspended in the wake of COVID-19. These plans come in response to the April 20 announcement by Gov. Brian Kemp that outlined the re-opening of some businesses including elective procedures at medical facilities. “As many businesses begin to reopen throughout the state, the health and safety of our patients and staff continues to be our number one priority,” said Jim Matney,...