Heads up, Georgia residents: A newly released report says the Peach State is the sickest in the nation — in terms of the flu, at least.
The report released by health technology company Kinsa Health found that nearly 8 percent of the state’s population — 7.78 percent to be exact — has fallen ill, primarily with flu-associated symptoms such as cough, fever and body aches, according to the report, as cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC).
One county, in particular, is the sickest. An estimated 8.68 percent of the population in Towns County is ill. Additionally, residents in DeKalb County and Fulton County — the two counties where Atlanta spans — are also sick, with 7.76 percent and 7.63 percent of the population falling ill, respectively, according to the AJC.
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