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Daughter of MLK named to Georgia coronavirus outreach group

Gov. Brian Kemp on Sunday said The King Center CEO Bernice King will co-chair the committee with Engaged Futures Group LLC President Leo Smith.

ATLANTA — Georgia's governor has named one of the daughters of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to help lead a new outreach committee as the state copes with the coronavirus. 

Gov. Brian Kemp on Sunday said The King Center CEO Bernice King will co-chair the committee with Engaged Futures Group LLC President Leo Smith.

More than a dozen other members, including business and nonprofit leaders, make up the committee. Georgia has seen more than 200 deaths in the state and more than 1,200 have been hospitalized. 

Total infections confirmed in the state exceed 6,600.

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