At the end of April, Gov. Brian Kemp announced a new effort to spread COVID-19 information to the Hispanic community as cases started to rise in Hall County — signaling the state may be facing another hotspot.
While Latinos make up just less than a third of the county’s population, they represent half of positive coronavirus tests at Northeast Georgia Health Systems and 44% of coronavirus positive admitted patients, said Dr. Antonio Rios, chief physician with the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group.
[…] “This immigrant population is a vulnerable population,” she said during a video conference hosted by Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. “They tend to work more in service industries and industries that have been mostly affected by this COVID-19 economic crisis. We need to make sure when they go back to work, CDC guidelines are followed; they have all the protections.”