The Georgia Department of Public Health is awaiting confirmatory testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on another five presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Georgia. These additional cases are in Cobb, Fayette, Gwinnett and two in DeKalb Counties. The individuals are hospitalized, and the sources of their infections are unknown.
There are now six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia – three in Fulton County, one in Floyd County, one in Polk County and one in Cobb County. The number of presumptive positive COVID-19 cases across the state is now 11 – two in Fulton County, three in Cobb County, one in Fayette County, two in DeKalb County, two in Gwinnett County and one in Cherokee County.
The DPH says that the overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public is still low, although elderly people and individuals with chronic medical conditions may have increased risk.