Over 31,000 have been infected and just over 1,350 have lost their lives due to coronavirus in Georgia, per the state Department of Public Health.
According to the latest report by the DPH, there were 31,610 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state as of 3:30 am this morning. There were 1,352 deaths related to the virus. In Floyd County, there were 155 confirmed cases and 12 fatalities. Fulton County led the Peach State in number of confirmed cases with 3,260 and in number of fatalities with 137.
The Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 daily status report is posted online at www.dph.georgia.gov.
Governor Brian Kemp updated Georgians on COVID-19 at the State Capitol down in Atlanta on Thursday afternoon. He reported record highs in testing; Georgia is now 29th out of 54 states and territories in testing per capita. Now all Georgians may be tested for coronavirus, regardless of whether they show any symptoms. Thursday’s update was live streamed and may still be viewed on the Governor’s Facebook page.
The DPH has announced that it has reached its goal of testing 100,000 people in 10 days. More than 108,000 tests were processed since Commissioner Dr. Kathleen E. Toomey set this goal last week. She indicates, “Increased testing is critical to understanding where there are hot spots of infection and how to best mitigate them.”
Information about coronavirus testing is available on the DPH’s website.