Update: Eight confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Fannin County

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Blue Ridge, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed that there are now eight cases of Covid-19 in Fannin County in its Thursday, April 2 report at 7 p.m.

At this time, Fetch Your News does not have any additional details about the case.  We will bring you updates as soon as information is available for the public.

The total cases in Georgia as of the April 2, 7 p.m. update is now total number of confirmed cases 5,444 with 1129 hospitalized, and 176 deaths.

Timeline of Confirmed Cases in Fannin County:

  • First Case – March 24, 7:00 p.m. DPH update
  • Second Case – March 27, 12:00 p.m. DPH update
  • Third Case – March 27, 7:00 p.m. DPH update
  • Fourth Case – March 31, 12:00 p.m. DPH update
  • Fifth Case – April 1, 12:00 p.m. DPH update
  • Sixth Case – April 1, 7:00 p.m. DPH update
  • Seveth and Eighth Cases – April 2, 7:00 p.m. DPH update

Original story below:

The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed on Tuesday, March 24 in their 7:00 p.m. update, that Fannin County has recorded its first confirmed case of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

While there have been several suspected cases in Fannin County, until today all tests had come back negative. 

The first confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Georgia was announced by state officials on March 2. These cases were of a Fulton man in his 50’s that had recently returned from a work trip in Milan, and his 15-year-old son.

Georgia’s total number of positive cases confirmed by DPH as of 7:00 p.m. on March 24, has risen to 1097. 

At this time DPH has noted 38 deaths related to Covid-19 in Georgia.

Neighboring counties are reporting zero cases in Gilmer County and zero cases in Union County.

DPH updates the list of confirmed cases in Georgia at noon and 7 p.m. each day. The numbers are expected to increase as more testing becomes available to the public.

FYN will bring you more details as they become available.


Natalie Kissel



  1. Shawn March 24, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    This is definitely the mayor of blue ridges fault saying oh come on down to blue ridge to escape boredom that’s so stupid hope she sleeps good tonight

    • TR March 27, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      I agree!!!

    • Watkinstammy@gmail.com March 31, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      Shawn it’s not her fault! It was coming regardless its every where and people has the right to go where they want to go. Don’t get me wrong I think people should have respect for others and stay home! I’m sure the mayor didn’t mean no harm that’s just her personality to everyone!

      • Carol Chamberlain April 3, 2020 at 8:48 am

        It serves no purpose to play the blame game. People continued to come. And hopefully they weren’t infected when they came up here. Hopefully everyone continues with social distancing. And people with second homes came up also. It’s the price you pay for living in a free society.

      • jw April 3, 2020 at 2:56 pm

        that’s a bunch of bull, she knew what she was doing, she was just about the all mighty dollar,

      • Bill Smith April 5, 2020 at 7:45 am

        she is an idiot quit making excuses for her!

  2. Ron Williams March 24, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Probably an outsider from Atlanta invited by our mayor

  3. Jonathan March 25, 2020 at 11:30 am

    With all the people moving up here I’m shocked it’s not more and I’m sure it is you can’t throw a stick without hitting a Florida people or someone from some other place up here anymore … Then have mess blue Ridge And fannin co up trying make it something it’s not as a native people born and raised here it make me sick and sad to see people mess up are way of like if your not from blue Ridge you shouldnt be in blue Ridge is my feeling Florida people need to stay home alone with all the others

    • Evan March 25, 2020 at 12:09 pm

      Jonathan unless you are a native Indian – you don’t belong here either …never mind the Floridians. Germs were spread by the white man from back in the 1600’s to this present day. Stop blaming anyone – this insidious disease is another flu that by the way have been increasing in variance every year. There has been many flues from past centuries that account for many deaths, globally.
      What I am trying to say that now is the time to be empathetic and supportive of your human man not an island unto yourself.

      • Ben Smith April 5, 2020 at 7:47 am

        Evan, Give me a break, just shut up

    • Gabe March 25, 2020 at 6:52 pm

      So small minded. Be happy stupidity isn’t considered an underlying issue.

    • John March 27, 2020 at 2:19 pm

      Were the cases tourists or locals?

  4. Anna morore March 25, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Wow your so right about all this moving up here I’m 67 and from,ellijay GA and it’s just a mess down here to I just want people to stay where there from and stop coming up here it’s like mostly the real estate people trying get people up here knowing full well the people from,here doesn’t want people from Florida Texas Ohio New York down here and we have the coronavrius so we sure don’t need more people moving down here my 2 cent Anna

  5. james March 25, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    shelter in place , wear mask when out and santize your hands people in atlanta need to stay put in atlanta till this pandemic is over !!

    • Ruth Downey April 2, 2020 at 8:52 am

      If it wasn’t for people moving here from elsewhere, this place would be one sorry little, poor town. Appreciate them and stopping complaining. They keep our economy alive.

      • jw April 2, 2020 at 8:13 pm

        We were doing just fine, born here and been here 63 years, liked it better without the 4-lane traffic.

      • jw April 3, 2020 at 7:15 pm

        it was just fine before, we always had a great time, with no 4-lane traffic

  6. John March 25, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    I absolutely agree with you! I was born here and have always been here and never ever thought this place would have grown this much. I wish these people would stay home. We like the outside money but come visit us then go home stop trying to make this place how you made where you cam from… Isn’t that why you left your place? Cause you didn’t like how it was there?

  7. Barb March 25, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Where are people getting an actual test?!

    • mary alice prater March 28, 2020 at 11:29 pm

      Came up here 17years ago to get away from the crap in Orlando area. Disney and tourists ruined a lovely peaceful place to live.. this is what is going to happen here and believe me it’s not worth it. You’ll never have the secure feeling of home again. The safe feeling will be gone for your children, this I know. It’s a shame it’s destroying such beauty.

  8. kathy March 26, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Some people would not be coming to blue ridge, if mayor Donna Whitener had not went public inviting them here !!

  9. Citizen of blue ridge March 26, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Donna whitener, your an Idiot… thanks.

  10. Teresa March 26, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Jonathan….I understand your feelings. I too lived in a small community, even smaller than Blue Ridge. I came from Taylorstown VA in Loudoun County.

    Know that not all of us who have moved here want to change it. The reason we moved here, two years ago, was because it reminded me of the community I grew up in before people started moving in and wanting to make changes. I lived in Taylorstown for 57 years. I am 4th generation from there.

    Please don’t think that all of us want to change it.

  11. Gizzmo March 27, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    We have rules but if their not enforced waste of time.

    • MT March 27, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      No more rentals of cabins that will help. but blue ridge did not act quick enough , all the small town business owners too worried about that tourist dollar,,sad but truth,

      • richard March 28, 2020 at 8:16 pm

        donna whitener is brain dead should resign NOW !

        • jgw April 2, 2020 at 2:35 pm

          still a lot of out of town tags and campers here, 1 that has been at Walmart parking lot the last several days there at 5 am with a lady in it and still there at 2 with nobody in it has New York plates, but she’s out wondering around the store at 7 when it opens.

    • paying attention April 1, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      yep,I think cabin companies are still renting cabins is this true? from the RUMOR MILL in BLUE RIDGE.? might not be true?.and just small town hear say,..but.its who you know in this town, that gets special treatment, the rules need to be In forced ..I do not care who you are related to or who you know? you do not come in and rent or stay ,,our children and elders need to be protected. This is just an opinion ,,if anyone is caught profiting not following guide lines, they need to be fined, at the highest fine,

  12. Jrags March 30, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Please remember, God is good ! Remember to pray !! And that it works !! We all need his help ! People need to call on the lord ! This is his time ! And it very near !! God bless everyone!!

  13. robert myers March 31, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    I never meet a thief that wasn’t a liar. What the outsiders have done to our city is a shame , all they want is money. Someone should investigate the RICO law apply’s here.

    • Tammy April 3, 2020 at 2:24 pm

      Trust and have faith in God pray everyday put god bk into this world u will see a difference we need God God Ioves all God bless all

  14. jgw April 1, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    just left Walmart parking lot, 3 trucks with campers, ala. tag, Kentucky tag and 1 no tag. why are they still here.

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