Gwinnett residents received some good news on Saturday as the death toll from the novel coronavirus remained steady overnight at 36.  Their overall number of confirmed cases increased by 42 in the last 24 hours to 1,059 cases in the county. Gwinnett remains number five on the list of counties with the most number of COVID-19 cases.

Fulton remains at the top of that list with 2,065 cases. Dekalb is right on the heels of Dougherty County as Dekalb has 1,408 to Dougherty’s 1,409 confirmed cases of the virus.  Cobb is fourth with 1,104. Hall County over the past week has leapfrogged other counties and now finds themselves sitting at number six with 607 positive cases of the virus. Forsyth has 197, Barrow is up to 87, and Jackson increased by one to 47 cases of COVID-19.

Overall, Georgia’s total number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus is up to 17,841.  Of that number, 3,447 people have had to be hospitalized. To date, 677 people have died in the state as a result of COVID-19.  That is a death rate of 3.79% which is below the national average of nearly 4.5%.

Across the country, 739,988 people have tested positive for the virus.  The death toll in the U.S. is at 38,928. New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Michigan remain the top five states with the highest number of positive cases of COVID-19.

Worldwide, 2,310,572 people are confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. It’s said that 158,691 people have died from the virus worldwide but some good news is that close to 600,000 people have recovered from COVID-19.

— Staff Reports

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