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Atlanta private school confirms members of its graduating class have tested positive for coronavirus

ATLANTA — The Lovett School in Atlanta has confirmed that several members of its graduating class of 2020 have tested positive for coronavirus.

“Because we are committed to helping the Lovett community stay healthy, we want to let you know that the school has been notified by several Class of 2020 families that their students have tested positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately the infectious nature of the COVID-19 virus means that most communities will be touched at some point, and we recognize how hard separation and missed milestones have been on the emotional lives of our students. Families of the students diagnosed with COVID-19 are working with the appropriate healthcare professionals and Departments of Health,” Lovett officials said in a letter sent to parents Sunday.

The Lovett School closed its facilities in March and shifted to remote learning.

The school did not release any details on how the virus may have spread among the students.

While coronavirus has been viewed as a virus that impacts the elderly, it has been spreading among younger people in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Health confirmed yesterday that a 17-year-old had died from the virus, becoming Georgia’s youngest victim of COVID-19.

As of 7 p.m. Sunday, Fulton County had 4,054 confirmed cases and 196 total deaths from coronavirus. The Department of Public Health reports that there have been 783 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Fulton County.

Statewide, Georgia has had 42,902 confirmed coronavirus cases, 7,450 hospitalizations, 1,684 ICU admissions and 1,827 deaths.


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