The Georgia Department of Public Health took a closer look at the demographic data concerning age and race of COVID-19 patients who have died.
Black people between the ages of 30 and 39, lost their lives to COVID-19 more than any other group, Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston learned.
We spoke with a health care provider who told Channel 2 people need to take this new variant seriously.
Channel 2 was there when registered nurse Joanna Fuller-Crawford performed a health check-up on one of her patients.
She said she wants to make sure all of her patients are taking care of themselves and are following the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, but especially her Black patients and other patients of color.
The CDC says fewer people are being hospitalized and dying from the new COVID-19 variants, but they still recommend taking safety precautions. Fuller-Crawford says you never know what’s next.
“We just continue to educate them and their families, because unfortunately sometimes the families still don’t understand how risky it is,” she said.