BRYAN COUNTY – The Coastal Health District has confirmed the first death of a Bryan County resident from COVID-19. The individual was a 65-year-old male with underlying medical conditions. This is the third COVID-19 related death in the Coastal Health District; two residents of neighboring Chatham County have also died from complications of COVID-19. Statewide, at least 125 people have died from COVID-19, and more than 4,000 people have tested positive for the illness. There is community-wide transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, and it’s possible a person can be contagious without even having symptoms. Georgians of all ages should practice social distancing as much as possible. Avoid unnecessary contact with people outside your household, wash your hands often, and isolate yourself from others if you become sick. For accurate information about COVID-19 in our area, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health at dph.ga.gov, or the Coastal Health District at GaCHD.org.