The Georgia Department of Public Health is awaiting confirmatory testing by the CDC on five new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Georgia. These additional cases are in Charlton County, Fulton County and three in Cobb County. All but one of the individuals are hospitalized (the one in Fulton). One of the Cobb presumptive positives has a travel history outside of the country; the sources of the other infections are unknown.
This brings the total number of presumptive positive COVID-19 cases to 16 – three in Fulton, six in Cobb, one in Fayette, two in DeKalb, two in Gwinnett, one in Cherokee, and one in Charlton.
There are six confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide – three in Fulton, one in Floyd, one in Polk, and one in Cobb.
The DPH indicates that the overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public is still low, although the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions may have increased risk for infection. All individuals are advised to practice good hygiene; wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds every time and refrain from touching your face.
For information about COVID-19 (coronavirus), visit www.dph.georgia.gov or www.cdc.gov.