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The World Health Organization reports that 92,798 people have lost their lives due to the novel coronavirus worldwide as of 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020.  In the state of Georgia, 416 people have died as a result of the COVID-19 virus according to the noon report from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The latest numbers released by the state says that 11,483 Georgians have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.  2,351 people have been hospitalized because of the virus. That is roughly 20% of the people who tested positive for COVID-19 that have ended up being hospitalized.  The mortality rate for this virus in Georgia is 3.62%.

Gwinnett remains the fifth county in the state with the most number of COVID-19 cases with 646 positive cases.  That is an increase of 43 since noon on Thursday. The death toll in Gwinnett is 17. Fulton remains the hardest-hit with 1,364 positive cases while Dougherty is just behind Fulton with 1,062 cases.  Dougherty is still the county for the most deaths from COVID-19 with 67 deaths. Other hard-hit or nearby counties are Dekalb 795, Cobb 662, Clayton 310, Hall 250, Forsyth 113, Barrow 48, and Jackson 26.

Females still make up 54% of the total cases while males comprise 44%.  The remaining 2% are unknown. The percentage of positive cases belonging to the 18-59 age group has increased slightly to 61%.  The over 60 age group remains at 35%. The under 18 group remains at 1% while the unknown group decreased to 3%. The African American population in the state continues to be the hardest-hit among the races in Georgia, however, there remains a large number of cases where the race is unknown.

The CDC has yet to release the numbers for Friday as of 2:45 p.m. on April 10.

The World Health Organization says that 1,521,252 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus worldwide.  The United States continues to have the most cases worldwide while Spain is second and Italy is third. Italy continues to see the most deaths from COVID-19.

— Staff Reports

 

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