The Georgia Department of Public Health has reported that there have been 17,432 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state as of 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020. There have been 668 deaths related to the coronavirus in Georgia. Floyd County has 121 confirmed cases and 8 deaths at the time of this report. Bartow County has 245 confirmed cases with 22 deaths reported. Polk County has 29 confirmed cases and Chattooga County has 9 with 1 reported death. Gordon County has 55 confirmed cases with 5 reported deaths.
The counties in Georgia with the highest confirmed cases are Fulton (2037), Dougherty (1385), Dekalb (1366), Cobb (1085), and Gwinnett (1037).
The DPH is now updating the COVID-19 daily status report twice daily at noon and at 7 pm. It is available online at www.dph.georgia.gov.