More than 40,000 have been infected with coronavirus as the death toll nears 1,800 in Georgia, per the state Department of Public Health.
According to the latest report by the DPH, there were 40,663 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across state as of Thursday evening at 7 pm. There were 1,775 deaths due to the virus. In Floyd County, there were 218 confirmed cases and 13 fatalities. Fulton County reported this state’s highest number of confirmed cases with 3,872, as well as the most fatalities with 190.
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 updated all Georgians on the Peach State’s response to COVID-19 on Thursday at the State Capitol down in Atlanta. He announced that hospitalizations due to the virus are now under 1,000 at 919; that marks a 38 percent drop since May 1st. The Governor was joined by a number of other state officials such as the Department of Public Safety Commissioner Colonel Gary Vowell, who outlined safety guidelines for this Memorial Day weekend with regard to traffic as well as social distancing. Thursday’s update went live and may still be viewed on the Governor’s Facebook page.