Almost 40,000 have been infected with the coronavirus as the death toll nears 1,700 in Georgia, per the state Department of Public Health.
According to the latest report by the DPH, there were 39,801 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide as of 7 pm on Wednesday evening. There were 1,697 deaths related to the coronavirus. In Floyd County, there were 208 confirmed cases and 13 fatalities. The highest number of confirmed cases – 3,793 – was reported in Fulton County, which also led the state in fatalities with 174.
The Georgia Department of Public Health updates the COVID-19 daily status report 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 Director Homer Bryson, Georgia National Guard’s Adjutant General Tom Carden, Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Commissioner Colonel Gary Vowell, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams, and Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. The 4:30 pm update will be livestreamed on the Governor’s Facebook page.