Battle rages on

The Albany Herald, Ga.

Feb. 16—ALBANY — Southwest Georgians have had to battle through waxing and waning reports of COVID-19 cases since the global pandemic was discovered in the area almost a year ago. From periods when counties in the region — including Dougherty County initially — were among the hottest hot spots in the world, through Tuesday, when falling numbers at Phoebe Putney Health System facilities showed 84 COVID patients hospitalized — 72 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany and 11 at Phoebe Sumer Medical Center in Americus, the region continues to persevere.