(AP) — Georgia health officials are refusing to say where in the state they’ve detected a mutant coronavirus strain from the United Kingdom.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Department of Public Health won’t say which cities or counties have had people infected by the new variant, saying that could lead to the discovery of patient names. That makes it impossible for Georgians to know whether it’s spreading in their community.
Georgia has now identified at least six cases of a COVID-19 variant in the state, raising the urgency to get people vaccinated. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced late Tuesday the state will get more coronavirus vaccines each week from the federal government.