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North GA - Due to the potential for severe thunderstorms and heavy rain, the MAKO Medical COVID-19 Drive-thru Test Sites in Dalton, Ellijay, Jasper and Woodstock, Georgia are closed, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. 

All updates are posted to the North Georgia Health District HERE and on our social media pages at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                        
March 1, 2022
Powdered Infant Formula Recall Expanded
Five Reports of Bacterial Infection in Infants
Atlanta – A recall of powdered infant formula is expanding to include a specialty formula for infants with certain dietary needs. Abbott Nutrition is now recalling one lot of Similac PM 60/40 in addition to select lots of Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare formulas manufactured in its Sturgis, Michigan, facility. The products are sold throughout the U.S. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging parents and caregivers of infants to check their powdered infant formula before using it.
The recall for Similac PM 60/40 includes lot numbers 27032K80 on cans and 27032K800 on cases.
The previously recalled powdered infant formulas - Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare - can be identified by the 7-to-9-digit code and expiration date on the bottom of the package. Do not use these brands if they meet all 3 of the following conditions:
  • the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37 and
  • the code on the container contains K8, SH, or Z2, and
  • the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                        
March 1, 2022
COVID-19 Daily Status Report Update
Atlanta – The COVID-19 Daily Status Report will reflect 4,253 “PCR positive tests” in the PCR/Molecular reported today and total test counts columns in the COVID-19 Testing table. The majority – more than 80% - are from January and early February 2022 and were previously reported as confirmed cases.
These positive test results came from a large lab in a batch report of sequencing results that attach to cases already in our confirmed case numbers. In addition to artificially inflating the number of PCR positive tests today, the PCR percent positive for today is 19.5%. When accounting for the previously reported test results, the PCR percent positive is consistent with the previous week’s percentages between 3.6% - 7.1%, as confirmed cases decrease statewide.
For updates on COVID-19, follow @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Twitter and @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Facebook.
Nancy Nydam
Director of Communications
Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree Street, N.E., 15th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 657-2462
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Covid 19 Testing in Dalton Woodstock Change in HoursNorth GA – Beginning immediately, MAKO Medical drive-thru COVID-19 test sites in Dalton and Woodstock will no longer operate on Saturdays; however, both sites will continue operating each Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM. Anyone, regardless of their vaccination status, who has COVID-19 type symptoms or has been in recent close contact to a person infected with the virus should get tested.

The MAKO Medical COVID-19 test site address in Dalton is Pleasant Grove Park, 1732 Pleasant Grove Drive, N.E., Dalton, GA 30721, and the address in Woodstock is JJ Biello Park Riverside Athletic Complex, 610 Druw Cameron Court, Woodstock, GA 30188.

Other MAKO Medical drive-thru COVID-19 test sites in North Georgia are operating at these sites on limited weekdays, as listed: