The number of COVID cases has started to show some slowing in the state and locally.

Jackson County reported 132 confirmed cases with 25 people having been hospitalized and three deaths as of Tuesday, May 19. The number of confirmed cases is expected to go up as testing become more available.

Meanwhile, free testing continues this week in Commerce behind the Jackson County EMS Station 1 on South Broad Street. This is in the parking lot with the Jackson County Health Department and Lanier Tech.

Officials will be there  through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Officials recommend  you call the DPH hotline at (706)340-0996 before you come, but you can just drive up and get tested as well.


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