GA Coronavirus: 1,097 Cases, 38 Deaths Tallied In Update
Georgia health officials Tuesday evening announced the state has 1,097 cases of the new coronavirus, 38 deaths and 361 people hospitalized.
GEORGIA — The number of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus continued to climb Tuesday evening, according to the .
As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, there have been 1,097 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Georgia and 38 deaths resulting from the illness. In addition, 361 people have been hospitalized.
2020欧洲杯赛事The number of rose from Tuesday morning's 1,026 positive cases and 38 deaths.
All told, the state has tested 5,484 Georgians. Of those, 4,106 were completed in a commercial lab, and 907 of the commercial lab tests came back positive.
"Today's significant increase in cases is in part reflective of improvement in electronic reporting efficiency from commercial laboratories," the Georgia Department of Public Health said Monday. "These reports often have sparse patient data and DPH will be working to complete these records, so data will change over time."
In a news conference Monday afternoon, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced all bars and nightclubs will close, banned groups of more than 10 people and issued a shelter-in-place for those who are "medically fragile" until April 6.
Businesses and grocery stores that allow patrons to maintain a six-foot social distance are allowed to remain open.
2020欧洲杯赛事Fulton County has the most cases in the state with 184, followed by Dekalb with 94, Dougherty with 90, Cobb with 86, Bartow with 75, Gwinnett with 45, Cherokee with 28, Carroll with 26, Clayton with 21, Lee with 20, Clarke with 16 and Hall with 14.
2020欧洲杯赛事Presumed positive coronavirus cases in Georgia's counties as of Monday morning include:
Ben Hill: 1
Here's what is happening due to coronavirus around Georgia this week:
Tuesday, March 24
A MARTA spokesperson says there's been a drastic decline in ridership due to more people staying at home because of the coronavirus.
A Georgia woman who worked at a hospital died from the coronavirus. Police found her dead in her home with a child.
2020欧洲杯赛事Sheriff Melody M. Maddox said Tuesday that a DeKalb inmate and employee have both tested positive for the coronavirus.
Absentee ballot request forms will be mailed to all Georgia voters, announced Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Families can pre-register to receive free groceries thanks to the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm partnering with Goodr.
Restaurants are encouraged to shift to take-out, curbside to-go, and delivery.
Trails, paths and the Big Creek Greenway remain open. Officials urge those using trails to practice social distancing.
Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday afternoon that gatherings of more than 10 people are banned, and "medically fragile" residents need to isolate.
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