GA Coronavirus: 438 Hospitalized, 47 Deaths, 1300+ Cases
Numbers on Wednesday showed there are 438 Georgians hospitalized for coronavirus, the GA Department of Public Health said.
GEORGIA — New numbers announced Wednesday night show that 438 Georgians are hospitalized, 47 have died, and 1,387 have been infected with coronavirus, the said.
2020欧洲杯赛事Of those numbers, 60 percent are between 18-59-years-old, and those above the age of 60 make up 36 percent.
2020欧洲杯赛事There have been 4,697 tests done in a commercial lab, with 1,172 coming back positive. The DPH has done 1,482 tests, with 215 positive.
Fulton County has the most cases in the state with 204, followed by DeKalb with 125, Dougherty with 123, Cobb with 109, Bartow with 82, Gwinnett with 69, Carroll with 50, Cherokee with 36, Clayton with 29, Lee with 25, Clarke with 21, Henry with 20, Hall with 19, Douglas with 18, Floyd with 14, Fayette and Lowndes with 12 each, and Columbia, Coweta, Forsyth, Rockdale, Richmond and Spalding with 10 each.
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Globally, more than 466,000 people have been infected and more than 21,000 people have died from the , Johns Hopkins reported Wednesday night. Of that total, more than 65,000 confirmed cases were in the United States, with more than 926 U.S. deaths tied to the virus outbreak.
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During a Monday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp closed bars and nightclubs, banned groups of more than 10 people, and issued a shelter-in-place order for those who are medically fragile until April 6.
The Georgia Department of Public Health will now be able to close businesses or nonprofits, including churches, that don't follow the new orders.
2020欧洲杯赛事Kemp said businesses and grocery stores that can maintain a six-foot distance between customers can remain open.
"This order will close all bars and nightclubs, and it will ban all gatherings of 10 or more people unless you can maintain at least six feet between people at all times," Kemp said. "The Department of Public Health will be empowered to close any business, establishment, non-profit, or organization for noncompliance. These measures were developed using guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Georgia Department of Public Health. This order will go into effect at noon Tuesday and expire at noon on Monday, April 6."
Medically fragile people, including those who have coronavirus, are suspected to have it, people in long-term care facilities or people with suppressed immune systems to shelter-in-place.
Kemp, who has ordered all Georgia schools closed through March 31, made no mention of a possible reopening date, or extending the closures.
Gov. Brian Kemp is asking all Georgia businesses that are able to help the state provide, produce, distribute, or store critical health care items needed to fight the spread of coronavirus.
"As our state's hardworking healthcare workers and first responders stand on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19, it is our job to come together as Georgians and arm them with the necessary resources to keep them safe and effective," Kemp said. "Now more than ever, I am confident in both our nation and our state's ability to work in solidarity as we continue to fight spread of COVID-19. I ask all Georgia businesses who are able to support us in the fight against this global pandemic."
Critical items include: N-95 masks or equivalent, air purifying machines, face shields, hair covers, hand sanitizer, hospital beds, gloves (various sizes – nitrile or latex-free), negative pressure machines, no-touch thermometers (regular if no-touch are not available), safety goggles, sanitation units, sanitizing spray, sanitizing wipes, shoe covers, surgical masks, Tyvek suits, and ventilators.
Businesses able to provide assistance and resources with factories already up and running, or facilities that can be repurposed for these vital products, are asked to complete an . This is simply for the purpose of collecting information. Submission of the form will not equate to a commitment by the state of Georgia to purchase.