The LaGrange area is experiencing the fourth-highest growth of cases in the nation, based on its number of illnesses per 1,000 residents over the past two weeks, according to analysis by the New York Times.
Fourteen people died of COVID-19 after it spread through the LaGrange Health and Rehab nursing home, and 86 residents and employees tested positive for the disease, AJC.com previously reported. As of Wednesday, the Georgia DPH confirmed 1,158 cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths related to the virus in Troup.
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The bill sat in a Senate committee since then, but after all that?s happened in Georgia and across the country, lawmakers took it up again.