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The state of George is preparing to possibly send coronavirus patients to section of Hard Labor Creek State Park in Morgan County to help monitor them, WSB-TV reports.

What’s going on:

  • Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Georgia has six confirmed cases of COVID-10 and 11 possible cases that haven’t been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WSB-TV reports.
  • Kemp said: “As the cases become more numerous across the country, we are definitely going to see more cases here in Georgia. We are ready.”
  • Kemp said the state would move people to the state park to isolate and monitor patients, according to WSB-TV.
  • Kemp said it’s being done “out of an abundance of caution.”
  • Seven emergency trailers have been installed there.

There’s already a patient there

  • A patient from Cherokee County has already been isolated to the park, according to WXA-TV.
  • The patient “is currently being quarantined and treated on the park grounds in one of the mobile units. The patient is not in critical condition that requires being admitted to a hospital,” WXA-TV reports.
  • GEMA Director Homer Bryson said in a release: “This site was specifically chosen for its isolation from the general public and ability to house mobile units in the short term. ... State public health staff will monitor the individual’s progress and work together with state law enforcement to ensure the safety of the community and the patient.”
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