A teenage Barrow County resident died of complications from COVID-19 last month, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The 17-year-old Black male was the latest confirmed COVID-related death among county residents, as the DPH confirmed two more on Wednesday, Sept. 1 — bringing the official total to 152 along with five "probable" deaths. 

The male, who died in early August, was not a student in the Barrow County School System, a district spokesperson confirmed. 

It was unknown whether the male had an underlying medical condition, according to the data. 

The male is by far the youngest Barrow resident to die of COVID-19. A 31-year-old white female with an underlying condition was also listed among the recently-confirmed deaths in the county. 

A 14-year-old white female from neighboring Jackson County with an underlying condition was also among the confirmed deaths reported by the DPH Wednesday. 

The DPH confirmed another 72 new COVID-19 cases in Barrow on Wednesday, with a seven-day rolling average of 77.9 new daily cases. In all, there have been 10,966 cases in the county since the start of the pandemic and 957 in the last two weeks. 

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Cheryl Brownstein

January 3: Barrow County Deaths from Covid 19: 67 citizens

September 1: 152 citizens The difference? 85 of these deaths were preventable with a vaccine.

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