As of 7 p.m. on April 15, 2020, the Georgia Department of Public Health says that 15,260  people in the state have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. That is a 24-hour increase of 682 cases.  The number of those being hospitalized from the virus now stands at 3,006 which represents 19.7% of the total COVID-19 cases in Georgia. The death toll has risen by 52 to total 576 since yesterday at 7 p.m. That puts the death rate at 3.77% which is slightly lower than the national average.

Females and those in the 18-59 age group continue to see the most cases while the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions have a higher mortality rate.  The African-American population also continues to see the most number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and deaths from the virus.

In Gwinnett County, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen by 70 in the past 24 hours to 885 total cases of COVID-19.  The death toll is up by 3 people to 32 total deaths attributed to the virus. Fulton continues to have the most number of positive cases at 1,902 while Dougherty is not too far behind with 1320 confirmed cases.  Dougherty is still in the lead with the most deaths at 84. Other hard-hit or nearby counties are Dekalb 1,225, Cobb 950, Clayton 462, Hall 402, Forsyth 157, Barrow 68, and Jackson 35.

The CDC’s latest report puts the total number of Americans who have the virus at 641,507.  The virus is said to have claimed the lives of 28,383 people nationwide. New York continues to be the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. with 202,208 confirmed cases with 10,834 deaths in that state.  It is said that 52,273 people have recovered from the virus in the U.S.

Worldwide, there are 2,056,055 people infected with COVID-19 with the United States leading the world in the number of confirmed cases and the number of deaths.  The global death toll is 133,572. 511,019 people are said to have recovered from the coronavirus worldwide.

— Staff Reports


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