College president dies of covid-19 at age 57
Mark Ivester, the president of North Georgia Technical College, died of COVID-19.
The pandemic has spread less severely in North Georgia, except in the Habersham County area, where the college is located, according to state Department of Public Health data assembled by the AJC.
Habersham County has a higher death rate than any county in North Georgia. Cases detected so far number 1,444; 190 have been hospitalized; and 63 deaths have been confirmed from the disease.