There were 4,117 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Georgia as of 7 pm on Tuesday night, according to the state Department of Public Health. There have been 125 fatalities statewide due to coronavirus. Floyd County’s number of confirmed cases rose to 50, while it’s number of fatalities remained at two. The Georgia counties that reported the highest number of cases were: Fulton (with 599), Dougherty (466), DeKalb (360), Cobb (287), Gwinnett (242), and Bartow (137).

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

And add this to the list of coronavirus-related delays – Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Spring Commencement Ceremony has been rescheduled to August 11th at 7 pm at the Forum River Center in downtown Rome, reports a GNTC media release. The decision was made in accordance with Governor Brian Kemp’s Executive Order that all of the institutions within the Technical College System of Georgia (and the University System of Georgia) must stay closed for in-person instruction through the end of this semester. Both Spring and Summer semester graduates of GNTC are invited to attend the ceremony in August; graduation letters will be emailed at the end of May.