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Latest report shows COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Georgia

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Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. Photo by CDC/ Hannah A Bullock; Azaibi Tamin, obtained via the Centers for Disease Control.
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DeKalb County, GA – The latest information from the Georgia Department of Public Health shows that cases of COVID-19 continue to climb.

There are a total of 1,525 confirmed cases, 473 hospitalizations and 48 deaths. At 7 p.m. on March 25, there were 1,387 confirmed cases, 438 hospitalizations and 47 deaths.

In the latest figures, Dougherty County surpassed DeKalb County, recording 156 cases. Dekalb County currently has 129 confirmed cases, up from 125 reported on Wednesday evening.

The number of cases is likely much higher than is publicly known due to limited testing. People with mild symptoms aren’t being offered tests.

Confirmed cases and deaths in Georgia.
COVID-19 Confirmed CasesNo. Cases (%)
Total1525 (100%)
Hospitalized473(31.02%)
Deaths48 (3.15%)

 

COVID-19 Testing by Lab
LabNumber of Positive TestsTotal Tests
Commercial Lab12747280
GPHL2511646

 

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases by County
CountyCases
Fulton211
Dougherty156
Dekalb129
Cobb115
Bartow86
Gwinnett75
Carroll50
Cherokee38
Clayton32
Lee30
Henry25
Clarke24
Hall21
Douglas18
Floyd16
Forsyth15
Fayette14
Coweta12
Lowndes12
Rockdale12
Spalding11
Columbia10
Mitchell10
Newton10
Polk10
Richmond10
Troup10
Chatham9
Gordon9
Houston9
Bibb8
Early7
Laurens7
Oconee7
Paulding7
Glynn5
Muscogee5
Peach5
Sumter5
Terrell5
Tift5
Whitfield5
Worth5
Barrow4
Colquitt4
Crisp4
Lumpkin4
Pickens4
Bryan3
Butts3
Dawson3
Effingham3
Lamar3
Monroe3
Baldwin2
Camden2
Coffee2
Decatur2
Irwin2
Jasper2
Madison2
Miller2
Seminole2
Tattnall2
Turner2
Twiggs2
Washington2
Baker1
Ben Hill1
Burke1
Catoosa1
Charlton1
Chattooga1
Clinch1
Dodge1
Fannin1
Greene1
Harris1
Heard1
Jackson1
Jones1
Liberty1
Lincoln1
Long1
Macon1
Meriwether1
Morgan1
Pierce1
Pulaski1
Randolph1
Stephens1
Taylor1
Thomas1
Toombs1
Ware1
White1
Wilkes1
Unknown166

*Based on patient county of residence when known

Report generated on: 03/26/2020 11:28:11

Coronavirus symptoms can appear two to 14 days after exposure and include:

– Fever

– Cough

– Shortness of breath

The CDC says the following symptoms require emergency medical attention:

– Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

– Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

– New confusion or inability to arouse

– Bluish lips or face

Here are the recommendations on coronavirus prevention from the DeKalb County Board of Health:

– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

– Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

– Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

– Stay home when you are sick.

– Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.

– Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The DeKalb County Board of Health is encouraging people not to buy facemasks.

“Surgical masks should be reserved for people who exhibit symptoms (to prevent them from spreading the virus through respiratory secretions such as saliva or mucus) and healthcare professionals who are taking care of sick people,” the DeKalb County Board of Health says. “Regular surgical face masks are not effective in protecting against the coronavirus, according to the CDC. A more specialized face mask known as N95 respirators are thicker than surgical masks and are fitted to a person’s face to keep out any viral particles.”

For more information from the Centers for Disease Control, click here.

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