Georgia reports 31,722 COVID-19 cases, 1,356 deaths
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For more information about how the state tracks COVID-19 cases and how to interpret these reports, click here.
Atlanta, GA – The state of Georgia reports that as of 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, there are 31,722 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,356 confirmed deaths.
There are 1,389 confirmed ICU admissions and 5,886 confirmed hospitalizations.
Fulton County has recorded 3,265 cases and 137 deaths. DeKalb County has recorded 2,400 cases and 62 deaths.
Here are the numbers reported since April 27.
All data was collected around noon unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, May 7 — 31,309 cases, 1,336 deaths
Wednesday, May 6 — 30,602 cases, 1,306 deaths
Tuesday, May 5 – 29,598 cases, 1,211 deaths
Monday, May 4 – 29,177 cases, 1,211 deaths
Sunday, May 3 – 28,602 cases, 1,177 deaths (Data collected at 3 p.m.)
Saturday, May 2 – 28,304 cases, 1,173 deaths (Data collected at 3 p.m.)
Friday, May 1 – 27,023 cases, 1,140 deaths
Thursday, April 30 – 26,033 cases, 1,107 deaths,
Wednesday, April 29 – 25,274 cases, 1,052 deaths
Tuesday, April 28 – 24,606 cases, 1,025 deaths
Monday, April 27 – 23,773 cases, 942 deaths
This information is provided by the state Department of Public Health and is presumed to be accurate. To see the full report, click here.
Gov. Brian Kemp allowed the statewide shelter-in-place order to expire on April 30 and has allowed many businesses to reopen. On April 30, he extended the public health state of emergency through June 12, 2020. He also ordered the medically fragile and elderly Georgians to continue to shelter in place through June 12, 2020.
The state of Georgia has a coronavirus hotline.
According to the Department of Public Health, “If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility. Hotline:(844) 442-2681.”
Coronavirus symptoms can appear two to 14 days after exposure and include:
– 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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