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Number of COVID-19 cases in Sumter climbs to 372 with 28 fatalities

AMERICUS – According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, as of Wednesday afternoon, April 29, the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Sumter County has risen to 328 and two more people have died of the disease, raising the number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county to 28.

However, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center CEO Brandi Lunneborg stated on the hospital’s Facebook page that as of noon Wednesday, April 29, there are 20 people in the hospital that are being treated for COVID-19. Lunneborg went on to praise the work of the healthcare workers. “Each day, we continue to be amazed at the dedication and service of our staff,” said Lunneborg. “Our environmental service teams are doing exceptional work to clean and disinfect hospital units where COVID-19 patients have been cared for. We appreciate everyone’s hard work!”