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UPDATE: New COVID-19 data corrects erroneous report about death of 11-year-old child in DeKalb

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UPDATE: New COVID-19 data corrects erroneous report about death of 11-year-old child in DeKalb

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UPDATE: After this story was published, the state of Georgia released new data about COVID-19 cases. While the latest report still shows eight deaths in DeKalb County, the death of the 11-year-old boy is no longer listed.

A spokesperson for the Department of Public Health said, “It appears that it was a clerical error by the reporting facility. After a review of medical records and a number of phone calls, there is no record of an 11-year-old dying from COVID-19.”

These updates rely on data provided by the state of Georgia about COVID-19 cases and that information is presumed to be accurate.

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Here is our earlier story with the incorrect information removed…

DeKalb County, GA – The latest state statistics on COVID-19 in Georgia have revealed there are 5,444 cases statewide, 176 deaths and 1,129 hospitalizations.

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases: No. Cases (%)
Total 5444 (100%)
Hospitalized 1129(20.74%)
Deaths 176 (3.23%)
COVID-19 Confirmed Cases By County: No. Cases No. Deaths
Fulton 747 23
Dougherty 521 30
Dekalb 409 8
Cobb 341 17
Gwinnett 303 8
Clayton 165 6
Bartow 153 4
Carroll 139 2
Henry 115 2
Lee 104 7
Cherokee 94 4
Floyd 78 2
Hall 72 0
Douglas 66 3
Rockdale 57 2
Clarke 55 7
Fayette 55 4
Forsyth 53 1
Houston 49 5
Coweta 48 2
Sumter 48 3
Terrell 47 2
Chatham 44 3
Early 42 1
Richmond 42 1
Mitchell 40 1
Newton 37 0
Paulding 35 0
Tift 29 0
Colquitt 28 2
Worth 28 1
Columbia 27 0
Lowndes 26 1
Muscogee 26 0
Bibb 25 1
Crisp 21 0
Glynn 21 0
Troup 21 1
Barrow 20 2
Gordon 20 1
Oconee 19 0
Spalding 17 1
Thomas 17 0
Polk 16 0
Walton 15 0
Laurens 14 0
Ware 14 2
Whitfield 14 1
Bryan 11 1
Dawson 11 0
Dooly 11 0
Jackson 11 0
Calhoun 10 1
Decatur 10 0
Pierce 10 0
Butts 9 0
Coffee 9 0
Meriwether 9 0
Pickens 9 1
Burke 8 0
Fannin 8 0
Greene 8 0
Baldwin 7 1
Clay 7 0
Liberty 7 0
Lumpkin 7 0
Murray 7 0
Peach 7 1
Bacon 6 0
Camden 6 0
Effingham 6 0
Haralson 6 0
Lamar 6 0
Monroe 6 0
Seminole 6 0
Turner 6 0
Upson 6 0
Washington 6 0
Catoosa 5 0
Dodge 5 0
Franklin 5 0
Harris 5 0
Irwin 5 0
Jones 5 0
Lincoln 5 0
Madison 5 1
Pulaski 5 0
Stephens 5 0
Toombs 5 1
Baker 4 1
Brooks 4 0
Bulloch 4 0
Mcduffie 4 1
Miller 4 0
Randolph 4 0
Schley 4 0
Warren 4 0
Appling 3 0
Banks 3 0
Ben Hill 3 0
Berrien 3 0
Chattooga 3 0
Hart 3 0
White 3 0
Chattahoochee 2 0
Clinch 2 0
Grady 2 0
Habersham 2 0
Heard 2 1
Jasper 2 0
Jefferson 2 0
Macon 2 0
Morgan 2 0
Pike 2 0
Putnam 2 0
Rabun 2 0
Screven 2 0
Tattnall 2 0
Taylor 2 0
Telfair 2 0
Twiggs 2 0
Walker 2 0
Wilkes 2 0
Bleckley 1 0
Candler 1 0
Charlton 1 0
Cook 1 0
Dade 1 0
Emanuel 1 0
Gilmer 1 0
Jenkins 1 0
Johnson 1 0
Lanier 1 0
Long 1 0
Mcintosh 1 0
Oglethorpe 1 1
Stewart 1 0
Talbot 1 0
Union 1 0
Webster 1 0
Wheeler 1 0
Wilcox 1 0
Wilkinson 1 0
Unknown 665 4
*Based on patient county of residence when known
COVID-19 Testing By Lab Type: No. Pos. Tests Total Tests
Commercial Lab 5066 20756
Gphl 378 2201

COVID-19 Deaths in Georgia

Age Gender County Underlying
95 MALE BAKER Unk
53 MALE BALDWIN Yes
91 FEMALE BARROW Yes
66 MALE BARROW Yes
85 MALE BARTOW Unk
69 MALE BARTOW Yes
90 MALE BARTOW Yes
85 MALE BARTOW Yes
96 FEMALE BIBB Yes
65 MALE BRYAN Unk
FEMALE CALHOUN Unk
71 FEMALE CARROLL Unk
MALE CARROLL Unk
84 FEMALE CHATHAM Yes
83 MALE CHATHAM Yes
80 FEMALE CHATHAM Yes
67 FEMALE CHEROKEE Yes
94 FEMALE CHEROKEE Yes
78 FEMALE CHEROKEE Yes
78 FEMALE CHEROKEE Yes
79 MALE CLARKE Yes
60 MALE CLARKE Yes
68 MALE CLARKE Unk
78 FEMALE CLARKE Yes
79 MALE CLARKE Yes
89 FEMALE CLARKE No
78 FEMALE CLARKE Unk
82 MALE CLAYTON Yes
69 MALE CLAYTON Yes
49 FEMALE CLAYTON Unk
67 MALE CLAYTON Unk
83 FEMALE CLAYTON Yes
47 MALE CLAYTON Yes
85 FEMALE COBB Yes
56 MALE COBB No
82 MALE COBB Yes
82 MALE COBB Unk
68 MALE COBB Yes
86 MALE COBB Unk
87 MALE COBB Yes
51 MALE COBB Yes
33 MALE COBB Unk
71 MALE COBB Yes
67 MALE COBB Yes
67 FEMALE COBB Yes
67 MALE COBB No
MALE COBB Yes
75 MALE COBB Yes
77 MALE COBB Yes
63 FEMALE COBB Yes
FEMALE COLQUITT Unk
83 FEMALE COLQUITT Unk
77 MALE COWETA Yes
42 FEMALE COWETA Yes
65 FEMALE DEKALB Yes
31 MALE DEKALB Yes
69 MALE DEKALB Yes
91 FEMALE DEKALB Yes
81 MALE DEKALB Yes
11 MALE DEKALB Yes
91 MALE DEKALB Yes
FEMALE DEKALB Yes
69 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Yes
78 MALE DOUGHERTY Unk
43 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Yes
79 MALE DOUGHERTY Yes
34 MALE DOUGHERTY Yes
42 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Yes
66 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Yes
46 MALE DOUGHERTY Unk
66 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Yes
MALE DOUGHERTY Unk
67 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Unk
65 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Yes
71 MALE DOUGHERTY Yes
68 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Unk
92 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Unk
84 MALE DOUGHERTY Unk
60 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Unk
53 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Yes
77 MALE DOUGHERTY Unk
87 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Unk
85 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Unk
61 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Yes
82 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Unk
65 MALE DOUGHERTY Yes
45 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Yes
48 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Unk
76 DOUGHERTY Unk
79 FEMALE DOUGHERTY Unk
75 MALE DOUGHERTY Unk
61 MALE DOUGHERTY Unk
66 MALE DOUGLAS No
84 MALE DOUGLAS Unk
78 MALE DOUGLAS Yes
48 FEMALE EARLY Yes
51 FEMALE FAYETTE No
79 MALE FAYETTE Yes
83 MALE FAYETTE Yes
77 FEMALE FAYETTE Yes
75 MALE FLOYD Yes
65 FEMALE FLOYD Yes
87 MALE FORSYTH Unk
78 MALE FULTON Yes
62 MALE FULTON Yes
82 MALE FULTON Yes
89 MALE FULTON Yes
59 MALE FULTON Yes
90 FEMALE FULTON Unk
63 MALE FULTON Yes
81 MALE FULTON Yes
70 FEMALE FULTON Yes
73 FEMALE FULTON Yes
75 MALE FULTON Unk
85 MALE FULTON Unk
86 FEMALE FULTON Yes
MALE FULTON Yes
FEMALE FULTON Unk
66 FEMALE FULTON Unk
70 FEMALE FULTON Yes
68 FEMALE FULTON Yes
33 MALE FULTON Unk
58 MALE FULTON Yes
62 MALE FULTON Yes
68 MALE FULTON Yes
78 MALE FULTON Yes
78 MALE GORDON Yes
81 FEMALE GWINNETT Yes
45 FEMALE GWINNETT Yes
66 MALE GWINNETT Unk
80 MALE GWINNETT Unk
85 MALE GWINNETT Yes
75 MALE GWINNETT Unk
69 FEMALE GWINNETT Yes
85 FEMALE GWINNETT Yes
76 FEMALE HEARD Unk
80 MALE HENRY Yes
73 MALE HENRY Unk
84 MALE HOUSTON Yes
64 MALE HOUSTON Yes
85 MALE HOUSTON Unk
75 MALE HOUSTON Yes
90 MALE HOUSTON Yes
64 FEMALE LEE Yes
58 MALE LEE Yes
FEMALE LEE Unk
68 FEMALE LEE Yes
49 MALE LEE Yes
55 FEMALE LEE Yes
54 MALE LEE Yes
66 MALE LOWNDES Yes
71 MALE MADISON Yes
MCDUFFIE Unk
89 FEMALE MITCHELL Yes
83 MALE OGLETHORPE Unk
29 FEMALE PEACH Unk
76 FEMALE PICKENS Yes
81 FEMALE RICHMOND Unk
44 FEMALE ROCKDALE Yes
57 FEMALE ROCKDALE Yes
73 MALE SPALDING Yes
73 MALE SUMTER Yes
73 MALE SUMTER Yes
63 MALE SUMTER Yes
75 MALE TERRELL Yes
73 FEMALE TERRELL Unk
77 MALE TOOMBS Yes
61 FEMALE TROUP Yes
66 MALE UNKNOWN Unk
92 FEMALE UNKNOWN Yes
68 FEMALE UNKNOWN Unk
84 FEMALE UNKNOWN Unk
82 FEMALE WARE Unk
44 MALE WARE Yes
93 MALE WHITFIELD Yes
48 MALE WORTH Unk

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.

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

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