New numbers released at noon today show that the virus has yet to slow down.  The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the State of Georgia is now 1,026.  That is an increase of 254 in just 24 hours. The number of reported deaths associated with the virus has risen by seven to now sit at 32.

The Georgia Department of Public Health put a disclaimer on its website to explain the sharp increase in numbers. “Today’s significant increase in cases is in part reflective of improvement in electronic reporting efficiency from commercial laboratories. These reports often have sparse patient data and DPH will be working to complete these records, so data will change over time.”

Females are ahead slightly with 50% of the confirmed cases with males at 48% and 2% are unknown.  The hardest-hit age group continues to be the 18-59 age group which comprises 56% of all confirmed cases of the coronavirus.  The over 60 age group is at 36% of the cases, under 18 age group makes up 1% with 7% remain unknown.

Gwinnett’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is up to 45 from 34 yesterday.  Here are some of the other hardest-hit counties and counties that border Gwinnett:  Fulton 184, Dekalb 94, Dougherty 90, Cobb 86, Bartow 75, Hall 14, Forsyth 8, and Barrow 1.

The CDC reports that the U.S. now has a total of 44,183 cases of COVID-19 and 544 deaths associated with the virus. 

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