Georgia COVID-19 deaths over 2,000, more than 47,000 cases confirmed
ATLANTA - Georgia has administered more than 560,000 COVID-19 tests with more than 2,000 deaths reported across the state, according to data released by the Department of Public Health.
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The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 since reporting began was more than 47,000. Officials say over 8,100 patients have been hospitalized.
A seven-day moving average of confirmed cases provided by the health department shows the number of new daily cases in Georgia declining between April 22 and May 11, then beginning to trend back upward.
The youngest victim in the state has been a 17-year-old male in Fulton County with underlying conditions, the DPH confirmed Sunday.
Georgia's shelter in place order expired at 11:59 pm. April 30. Gov. Kemp announced he was extending the public health emergency to June 12, 2020.
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The GDPH apologized recently for its most recent coronavirus data gaffe, explaining a “processing error” over the weekend had incorrectly shown a downward trend in the number of daily new infections.
Fulton County has reported the most COVID-19 cases in the state, with over 4,500 confirmed cases and 235 deaths. Cobb, DeKalb, and Gwinnett County have reported over 3,000 confirmed cases each. Hall County has reported more than 2,000 cases. DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Dougherty counties have all reported more than 100 deaths from the virus.
According to the data, Black or African Americans are disproportionately impacted by the virus compared to other races. See data.
More than 100,000 people in the U.S. have died.
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.
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Georgia Coronavirus Hotline: 844-442-2681 available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
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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.