CoronaUpdate-1

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gwinnett County is 1,979 as of Sunday, May 3, 2020.  The breaks down to 203.78 cases per 100,000 people in population. The county’s death toll is now 58.  Gwinnett’s youngest victim of the coronavirus was a 31-year-old female with unknown underlying conditions.  

Statewide, 183,002 coronavirus tests have been conducted to date with 28,666 of those tests coming back positive for COVID-19.  The number of people with the virus who have been hospitalized is now 5,408 and of that number, 1,256 have had to be admitted to the ICU.  The state’s death toll has climbed to 1,182.

The county with the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases remains Fulton County with 2,980 cases.  Dekalb County is second with 2,183 confirmed cases of the virus.  Gwinnett is third while Cobb County is fourth with 1,768 cases.  Hall County has climbed into fifth place with 1,700 cases of the novel coronavirus.  The county with the most deaths attributed to COVID-19 is a tie between Fulton and Dougherty Counties with each county having 124 deaths.

The youngest person in the state to pass away from the virus was a 22-year-old female with underlying conditions from Muscogee County.  The youngest person without any known underlying conditions was a 27-year-old female from Lee County.  African Americans continue to be the race with the highest number of cases of COVID-19. African American females account for 39.20% of the total number of cases for females in the state.  African American males comprise 33.57% of the total number of positive cases among the males of the state. 

The CDC reported that 1,122,486 people nationwide have tested positive for COVID-19.  The death toll across the US is now 65,735.  New York is still by far the state with the most cases of the virus with 307,506 cases and 23,826 deaths across the Empire State.  The next state with the highest infection numbers is New Jersey with 123,717 positive cases and they have 7,742 deaths there.  Georgia is ranked No. 12 on the list of the states with the highest number of COVID-19 cases.

The World Health Organization’s latest data reported that 3,356,205 people across the globe have now had the novel coronavirus.  The worldwide death toll has now reached 238,730. 

BY:

alicia@northgwinnettvoice.com

Alicia joined the North Gwinnett Voice, as the Editor, shortly after the first publication. She is a homegrown Buford native, with the southern charm and "bless your heart" included. ...

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