Slightly more than 34,000 have been infected and over 1,400 have died of the coronavirus in Georgia, per the state Department of Public Health.

According to the latest report by the DPH, there were 34,002 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state as of 7 pm on Monday night. There were 1,444 fatalities due to coronavirus. Here in Floyd County, there were 158 confirmed cases and 12 fatalities. Fulton County reported this state’s highest number of confirmed cases with 3,516, as well as the most fatalities with 145.

The Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 daily status report is now updated three times per day – at 9 am, 1 pm and 7 pm. It may be viewed online at www.dph.georgia.gov.

Governor Brian Kemp will update Georgians on COVID-19 this afternoon at the State Capitol down in Atlanta. He will be joined by DPH Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Georgia Emergency Management/Homeland Security Agency’s Director Homer Bryson, and the Georgia National Guard’s Adjutant General Tom Carden. The update will start at 4 pm and will be live streamed on the Governor’s Facebook page.

Rome City Commissioners expressed concern during their virtual meeting on Monday about some residents that are not heeding social distancing and other safety guidelines in regards to coronavirus. This meeting was held via Zoom. It was livestreamed and may still be viewed on Facebook; search for the City of Rome, GA – Government page.