The Georgia Department of Public Health has released the latest numbers on COVID-19 in the state. As of 7 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020, the total number of people in the state tested for the novel coronavirus is 127,169. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 is 24,218. So far, 4,746 people have been hospitalized in the state with the virus. The number of deaths associated with COVID-19 has climbed to 994.
The top five counties with the highest number of confirmed cases of the virus are Fulton 2,681, Dekalb 1,856, Gwinnett 1,545, Cobb 1,483, and Dougherty 1,480. If we look at the data in terms of cases per 100,000 residents, the top five counties would be Randolph 2,309.74, Early 1,990.93, Terrell 1,972.36, Dougherty 1,646.18, and Calhoun 1,377.24. The counties with the highest number of deaths from the virus are Dougherty 114, Fulton 103, Cobb 81, Gwinnett 52, and Dekalb 42.
According to the latest data released by the Georgia Department of Public Health has the hardest-hit demographic as African American females who make up 37.59% of the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. African American males comprise 33.58%, White males are next with 29.66%, White females make up 26.66%, and the remaining percentage of cases are either unknown or smaller groups.