CoronaUpdate-1

The Georgia Department of Public Health’s latest numbers reveals the state’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to be 2,651, an increase of 285 cases since yesterday, March 28. The death toll has increased dramatically from 69 to 80. 666 patients are currently hospitalized. 

Both women and men comprise 48% of all known cases, with the remaining 4% being unknown. This is a 1% decrease in the percentage of women and a 1% increase in men. The 18-59 age group continues to lead the number of confirmed cases at 56%, with 60 and over being 35%, 0-17 being 1%; the remaining 8% is unknown.

Gwinnett County finds itself in the top five counties with the highest number of cases with 143 (up from 129 on Saturday, March 28). The death toll remains at one. Fulton County leads with 407 confirmed cases (+34). With an increase of 32 confirmed cases, Dekalb County now has the second most with 272 confirmed cases, followed by Dougherty with 239 cases (+34), and Cobb with 222 cases (+41).  Other highly affected or nearby counties include Bartow 119 (+3), Hall 32 (+1), Forsyth 25 (+4), Barrow 7 (0), and Jackson 2 (+1).

As of their latest update (3/29/2020, 18:00 CET), the World Health Organization lists the number of confirmed cases as 638,146, with 30,105 deaths in 202 countries.

The CDC does not release any new numbers on weekends, but will, according to their website, “update weekend numbers the following Monday to reflect health department updates.”

Gwinnett County and cities within its borders issued a Stay at Home order Friday, March 27, which went into effect the morning of Saturday, March 28 at 12:01 P.M. For more details, click here.

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