Gov. Brian Kemp held a press conference this evening, March 2, at 10 p.m. to advise Georgians that there have been two cases of Covid-19, more commonly called "Coronavirus," identified this afternoon in Fulton County.
One of the individuals just returned from Milan, Italy. The other individual is a household member of the first individual. Both patients are being treated and are under home quarantine according to Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Kathleen Toomey, who also spoke at the press conference. Toomey, who said she expects to see "several more cases" of Covid-19 in Georgia, also stressed that the "risk level is low."
The press conference was announced at 9 p.m., and Kemp and Toomey stated that the Department of Public Health and the Governor only learned of the cases hours ago, and they are still gathering information.
This is an initial report by ConnectLocal.com to get information about the topic of the press conference out to the public quickly. Details about the cases were discussed, and ConnectLocal.News will update this report with further details in a Tuesday morning report.