2nd confirmed case of coronavirus reported in Glynn County

A lab technician begins semi-automated testing for COVID-19 at Northwell Health Labs on March 11 in Lake Success, New York. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Just over 12 hours after the Georgia Department of Public Health announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Glynn County, the department confirmed Thursday afternoon a second person in that county had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

The first patient was said to be recovering at home, and the source of that person’s exposure was unknown.

“This is not the news we wanted to hear, but it is not unexpected,” Dr. Lawton Davis, Health Director of the Coastal Health District, said in a statement Wednesday evening. “We have been preparing for this. Our hospitals and healthcare providers have been preparing for this.”

The second patient was said to be recovering at home and self-isolating. The source of that person’s exposure was also unknown. The Coastal Health District said the person had no known contact with a confirmed case.

At noon Thursday, Georgia had reported 287 cases of COVID-19 in the state with 10 deaths.