Georgia partnering with UPS to deliver PPE to medical personnel

Georgia partnering with UPS to deliver PPE to medical personnel
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Georgia is teaming up with UPS to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to medical facilities around the state to help with the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a press release on Wednesday, Gov. Brian KempBrian KempOn The Money: Senate braces for nasty debt ceiling fight | Democrats pushing for changes to bipartisan deal | Housing prices hit new high in June Businesses contribute thousands to backers of Georgia election law after condemning it Conservative group to defend Georgia election law in All-Star Game ads MORE (R) announced that the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency would leverage a preexisting state contract with the delivery company.

“This is another example of partnership between the State and a Georgia-based company that will have a direct impact on the battle against COVID-19,” Kemp said.

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“UPS is proud to support the State of Georgia, applying our expertise and utilizing our flexible network in order to deliver PPE and life-saving devices throughout the state and to those most in need,” said George Willis, UPS president of U.S. operations.

The move comes as the Georgia Department of Public Health reported 3,394 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with 28 deaths and 209 hospitalizations.

Georgia has confirmed a total of 123,963 cases and 3,054 total fatalities since the outbreak first began.