The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia has now exceeded 3,000, while the death toll has risen to over 100.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has reported that there were 3,032 confirmed coronavirus cases across the state as of 7 pm on Monday evening. There were a total of 102 fatalities. There were 31 confirmed cases and two fatalities reported in Floyd County. Counties that reported the highest number of cases include: Fulton (503), DeKalb (294), Dougherty (278), Cobb (250), Gwinnett (178), and Bartow (125).
The DPH updates the COVID-19 daily status report twice per day – at noon and again at 7 pm in order to provide the most current numbers available. It may be viewed online at www.dph.georgia.gov.
Eleven of the residents at Rome Health and Rehabilitation Center located on Redmond Circle have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement issued by Sava Senior Care.
The increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases has led to an increase in demand for medical supplies, around the world and right here in our community. The students in the Respiratory Care program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College have stepped up to help meet the need locally. According to a GNTC press release, the college donated the five ventilators used in their program to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. Their donation was made through a coordinated effort among the Technical College System of Georgia and GEMHSA this past Saturday, March 28th. They called upon GNTC police officers to deliver the ventilators to a GEMHSA location, from which these ventilators will be distributed to hospitals. GNTC has also donated a total of 600 N95 masks and 20,800 gloves towards the fight against coronavirus.