Gwinnett County has hit 701 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus as of 7 p.m. on Easter Sunday.  That is an increase of 20 cases in 24 hours. Gwinnett’s death toll has risen by one to 19 total fatalities attributed to COVID-19.  

Statewide, there are now 12,547 confirmed cases of the virus with 2,517 of those needing to be hospitalized.  Georgia’s death rate for COVID-19 is 3.52% which equals 442 deaths.  

Females continue to be the hardest-hit gender with them making up 54% of the total cases of COVID-19 in Georgia.  Males comprise 44% while 2% is unknown. The 18-59 age group is 61% of the total number of cases of the virus while the over 60 group remains at 35%.  The under 18 group has not changed at 1%. The remaining 3% is unknown.

Fulton still has the most number of positive cases of COVID-19 at 1,493.  Dougherty is next with 1,175 cases but still leads the state in the most number of deaths attributed to the virus at 72 deaths.  Dekalb is third with 891 cases while Cobb is fourth with 727 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. Other hard-hit or nearby counties are Clayton 371, Hall 281, Forsyth 132, Barrow 55, and Jackson 27.

The CDC gives an estimate for the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend with the exact numbers updated on Monday.  Their estimated number of cases in the United States is 525,704. The estimated death toll is 20,486.  

The World Health Organization has the number of infected people across the globe at 1,699,595.  The total number of people who have lost their lives to COVID-19 is currently at 106,138.

— Staff Reports

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