Coronavirus cases rise to 3,028 in Georgia, 100 deaths reported

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has passed the 2,500 mark across Georgia while deaths from the virus continue to rise.

As of Monday at 7p.m., the number of cases had risen to 3,028, with the number of coronavirus-related deaths now at 100. Officials say 777 patients are hospitalized due to the virus.

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases: No. Cases (%)
Total 3028 (100%)
Hospitalized 771(25.46%)
Deaths 100 (3.3%)

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Of the cases confirmed since testing began, 57 percent of patients were between the ages of 18 and 59. Thirty-five percent of patients were 60 or older. 

As of Monday, more than 12,000 tests had been performed in Georgia, according to DPH. Out of Georgia's 159 counties, health officials say 121 have at least one case of coronavirus.

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases By County: No. Cases No. Deaths
Fulton 503 15
Dekalb 294 3
Dougherty 278 18
Cobb 250 11
Gwinnett 178 2
Bartow 125 1
Carroll 97 1
Cherokee 69 1
Henry 68 2
Clayton 62 2
Clarke 47 5
Lee 44 6
Douglas 43 1
Fayette 42 3
Coweta 37 2
Forsyth 35 1
Hall 34 0
Floyd 31 2
Rockdale 29 2
Houston 26 2
Paulding 26 0
Newton 22 0
Lowndes 21 1
Early 20 1
Terrell 20 2
Chatham 19 2
Tift 19 0
Glynn 17 0
Richmond 17 0
Sumter 17 2
Bibb 16 0
Mitchell 16 0
Gordon 15 1
Troup 15 1
Columbia 14 0
Muscogee 14 0
Polk 14 0
Spalding 14 0
Laurens 13 0
Oconee 12 0
Worth 12 1
Coffee 10 0
Barrow 9 2
Crisp 8 0
Whitfield 8 1
Bryan 7 0
Colquitt 7 0
Dawson 7 0
Peach 7 1
Seminole 7 0
Thomas 7 0
Butts 6 0
Calhoun 6 0
Decatur 6 0
Meriwether 6 0
Pickens 6 1
Miller 5 0
Upson 5 0
Walton 5 0
Ware 5 0
Burke 4 0
Camden 4 0
Effingham 4 0
Franklin 4 0
Haralson 4 0
Harris 4 0
Liberty 4 0
Lincoln 4 0
Lumpkin 4 0
Murray 4 0
Baldwin 3 1
Ben Hill 3 0
Catoosa 3 0
Chattooga 3 0
Dooly 3 0
Fannin 3 0
Greene 3 0
Irwin 3 0
Lamar 3 0
Madison 3 1
Monroe 3 0
Pulaski 3 0
Randolph 3 0
Stephens 3 0
Turner 3 0
Dodge 2 0
Hart 2 0
Jackson 2 0
Jasper 2 0
Jones 2 0
Mcduffie 2 0
Pierce 2 0
Pike 2 0
Tattnall 2 0
Taylor 2 0
Toombs 2 0
Twiggs 2 0
Warren 2 0
Washington 2 0
Wilkes 2 0
Bacon 1 0
Baker 1 1
Banks 1 0
Berrien 1 0
Bleckley 1 0
Brooks 1 0
Bulloch 1 0
Candler 1 0
Charlton 1 0
Chattahoochee 1 0
Clay 1 0
Clinch 1 0
Cook 1 0
Dade 1 0
Gilmer 1 0
Heard 1 1
Jefferson 1 0
Jenkins 1 0
Johnson 1 0
Long 1 0
Macon 1 0
Mcintosh 1 0
Morgan 1 0
Schley 1 0
Talbot 1 0
Wheeler 1 0
White 1 0
Unknown 114 0
*Based on patient county of residence when known

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According to the Georgia Department of Health, the youngest person to die from the virus is a 29-year-old Peach County woman. The oldest has been a 95-year-old Baker County man.

Age Gender County Underlying
95 Male BAKER Unk
53 Male BALDWIN Yes
91 Female BARROW Yes
66 Male BARROW Yes
69 Male BARTOW Yes
  Male CARROLL Unk
83 Male CHATHAM Yes
84 Female CHATHAM Yes
67 Female CHEROKEE Yes
79 Male CLARKE Yes
78 Female CLARKE Yes
89 Female CLARKE No
60 Male CLARKE Yes
78 Female CLARKE Unk
47 Male CLAYTON Yes
82 Male CLAYTON Yes
77 Male COBB Yes
85 Female COBB Yes
  Male COBB Unk
67 Male COBB No
68 Male COBB Yes
56 Male COBB No
82 Male COBB Unk
67 Male COBB Yes
63 Female COBB Yes
67 Female COBB Yes
82 Male COBB Yes
77 Male COWETA Yes
42 Female COWETA Yes
31 Male DEKALB Yes
91 Female DEKALB Unk
65 Female DEKALB Yes
61 Female DOUGHERTY Yes
65 Male DOUGHERTY Yes
45 Female DOUGHERTY Yes
43 Female DOUGHERTY Yes
79 Male DOUGHERTY Yes
69 Female DOUGHERTY Yes
42 Female DOUGHERTY Yes
66 Female DOUGHERTY Yes
67 Female DOUGHERTY Unk
78 Male DOUGHERTY Unk
87 Female DOUGHERTY Unk
85 Female DOUGHERTY Unk
53 Female DOUGHERTY Yes
77 Male DOUGHERTY Unk
84 Male DOUGHERTY Unk
66 Female DOUGHERTY Yes
  Male DOUGHERTY Unk
92 Female DOUGHERTY Unk
66 Male DOUGLAS No
48 Female EARLY Yes
83 Male FAYETTE Yes
79 Male FAYETTE Yes
77 Female FAYETTE Yes
75 Male FLOYD Yes
65 Female FLOYD Yes
87 Male FORSYTH Unk
62 Male FULTON Yes
85 Male FULTON Unk
63 Male FULTON Yes
82 Male FULTON Unk
78 Male FULTON Unk
62 Male FULTON Yes
81 Male FULTON Yes
33 Male FULTON Unk
66 Female FULTON Unk
70 Female FULTON Yes
68 Female FULTON Yes
58 Male FULTON Yes
90 Female FULTON Unk
68 Male FULTON Yes
70 Female FULTON Yes
78 Male GORDON Yes
69 Female GWINNETT Yes
85 Female GWINNETT Yes
76 Female HEARD Unk
73 Male HENRY Unk
80 Male HENRY Yes
85 Male HOUSTON Unk
64 Male HOUSTON Yes
58 Male LEE Yes
54 Male LEE Yes
55 Female LEE Yes
68 Female LEE Yes
49 Male LEE Yes
64 Female LEE Yes
66 Male LOWNDES Yes
71 Male MADISON Yes
29 Female PEACH Unk
76 Female PICKENS Yes
57 Female ROCKDALE Yes
44 Female ROCKDALE Yes
73 Male SUMTER Yes
73 Male SUMTER Yes
73 Female TERRELL Unk
75 Male TERRELL Yes
61 Female TROUP Yes
93 Male WHITFIELD Yes
48 Male WORTH Unk

DPH says it is working closely with the CDC, and state partners to respond to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., including Georgia. The goal is to quickly identify cases of COVID-19 and take the appropriate public health action to reduce its spread and protect the general public. 

Public health officials have urged social distancing to slow down or stop the spread of coronavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults who are 60+ and people with serious medical conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, are at higher risk of getting very sick from coronavirus. 

Georgia Coronavirus Hotline: 844-442-2681 available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order Monday, telling all groups "at risk" of contracting the coronavirus to shelter-in-place. The groups affected by the order include people living in longterm care facilities, have chronic lung disease, are undergoing cancer treatment, have a positive or are suspected to have a positive test, or who have been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

All public schools in the state were ordered closed until Apri 24. Public gatherings have also been limited to no more than 10 people in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

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"These measures are intended to ensure the health and safety of Georgians across our state and I would ask for everyone's cooperation over the next two weeks," Kemp said. 

Officials in Dougherty County and Athens-Clarke County are ordering residents to stay home unless they’re going to work, buying food, seeking medical care or exercising.

“Drastic measures must be taken to decelerate the spread of COVID-19,” Albany Mayor Bo Dorough said at a news conference Friday. “We anticipate the results of the more than 1,000 tests we have conducted will confirm we have hundreds of people in Dougherty County with the virus.”

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Multiple Georgia cities have imposed nighttime curfews and enacted "shelter-in-place" restrictions for all residents. Atlanta and multiple suburbs have banned in-restaurant dining, limiting eateries to takeout and delivery service, as well as closing bars, theaters, bowling alleys and other gathering places. Tybee Island banned visitors to beaches, as well as the open consumption of alcohol.

Georgia has opened at least 13 drive-thru locations for virus testing and plans more. Kemp says priority for tests is being given to those at highest risk — the elderly, people who already have chronic illnesses, those in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities and first responders such as paramedics.

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Best prevention measures:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least twenty seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.