A total of 4,875 new cases of coronavirus were reported Monday in Georgia by the state’s Department of Public Health. There were also 37 more virus-related fatalities, which pushed the death toll over the 9,000 mark.
According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 448,683 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. A total of 9,007 fatalities have been attributed to the virus. In Floyd County, there were 5,418 confirmed cases and 84 deaths. Fulton County had the state’s highest number of confirmed cases with 39,958 and the most deaths with 684.
View the COVID-19 Daily Status Report and get information on testing from the Georgia Department of Public Health at www.dph.georgia.gov.
Governor Brian Kemp will offer an update this afternoon at the State Capitol in Atlanta on COVID-19 and the state’s efforts to prepare for the distribution of vaccines. He will be joined by DPH Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey. The update is scheduled for 1 pm.
The Rome City Commission has scheduled a special called meeting for today at 11 am via Zoom to discuss an emergency order requiring face masks. The gathering will be live streamed via the City of Rome, GA – Government page on Facebook.