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May 21 Georgia COVID-19 update: 40,405 cases and 1,754 deaths reported

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May 21 Georgia COVID-19 update: 40,405 cases and 1,754 deaths reported

Medical personnel in protective gear wait to begin COVID-19 testing at the House of Hope Atlanta May 4. Photo by Dean Hesse.
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Atlanta, GA –  The state of Georgia as of May 21 has 40,405 COVID-19 cases and 1,754 related deaths.

There are 1,642 ICU admissions and 7,235 hospitalizations.

Fulton County reported 3,810 cases and 182 deaths.

DeKalb County reported 3,008 cases and 92 deaths.

Here are the COVID-19 cases in DeKalb County listed by zip code, provided by the county Board of Health. This information is current as of May 18.

ZIP

Previous

Current

%Total

% Change

30084

235

279

9.5%

18.7%

30083

221

226

7.7%

2.3%

30058

190

198

6.8%

4.2%

30329

171

185

6.3

8.2%

30034

168

172

5.9%

2.4%

30021

139

153

5.2

10.1%

30032

146

147

5.0%

0.7%

30038

141

147

5.0%

4.3%

30341

132

142

4.8%

7.6%

30340

113

118

4.0%

4.4%

Unknown

106

108

3.7%

1.9%

30319

101

105

3.6%

4%

30087

88

90

3.1%

2.3%

30033

82

88

3.0%

7.3%

30316

79

79

2.7

0.0%

30035

77

77

2.6

0%

30294

74

76

2.6%

2.7%

30030

71

73

2.5%

2.8%

30088

72

72

2.5%

0%

30338

69

71

2.4

2.9%

30345

70

70

2.4%

0%

30360

53

56

1.9%

5.7%

30317

27

28

1.0%

3.7%

30307

26

26

0.9%

0%

30002

19

20

0.7%

5.3%

30324

17

17

0.6%

0%

30288

16

16

0.%

0%

30306

17

15

0.5%

-11.8%

30346

10

10

0.3%

0%

30079

6

6

0.2%

0%

30322

<5

<5

0.2%

0

30342

<5

<5

0.2%

0%

30031

<5

<5

0.1%

0%

30308

<5

<5

0.1%

0%

30349

<5

<5

0.1%

0%

30060

<5

<5

0.1%

100%

30074

<5

<5

0.1%

0%

30085

<5

<5

0.1%

0%

30301

<5

<5

0.1%

0%

30318

<5

<5

0.1%

0%

30012

<5

<5

0%

0%

30019

<5

<5

0%

0%

30037

<5

<5

0%

0%

30039

<5

<5

0%

0%

30043

<5

<5

0%

0%

30044

<5

<5

0%

0%

30047

<5

<5

0%

30067

<5

<5

0%

0%

30072

<5

<5

0%

0%

30076

<5

<5

0%

0%

30081

<5

<5

0%

30094

<5

<5

0%

0%

30096

<5

<5

0%

0%

30106

<5

<5

0%

0%

30115

<5

<5

0%

0%

30122

<5

<5

0%

0%

30218

<5

<5

0%

0%

30274

<5

<5

0%

0%

30296

<5

<5

0%

0%

30309

<5

<5

0%

0%

30320

<5

<5

0%

0%

30328

<5

<5

0%

0%

30031

<5

<5

0%

0%

30350

<5

<5

0%

0%

30359

<5

<5

0%

0%

30366

<5

<5

0%

0%

30819

<5

<5

0%

0%

31146

<5

<5

0%

0%

31156

<5

<5

0%

0%

37722

<5

<5

0%

0%

RACIAL BREAKDOWN:

Cases:

As shown below, of the 2,793 total cases of COVID-19 reported in DeKalb County (as of 5/18/2020) 982 cases, or 35% of total cases have unknown race. The two highest reported known races were black and white, comprising of 39% and 15% of cases respectively.


Race

Count

%

BLACK

1093

39%

UNKNOWN

982

35%

WHITE

420

15%

OTHER

180

6%

ASIAN

118

4%

Total

2793

*Other races include American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


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*Other races include American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

DEATHS:

As of 5/18/2020, there have been 82 total deaths in DeKalb County. The two highest reported races were black and white, with 46 deaths (56%) and 28 deaths (34%) respectively.


Race

Deaths

(%)

Black

46

56%

White

28

34%

Asian

4

5%

Unknown

2

2%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1

1%

Other

1

1%

Total

82

 

All other data is provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health and is presumed to be accurate. Here are the numbers reported since April 27. All data was collected at mid-day unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, May 20 — 39,647 cases, 1,687 deaths

Tuesday, May 19 – 38,721 cases, 1,664 deaths

Monday, May 18 – 38,081 cases, 1,642 deaths

Sunday, May 17 – 37,642 cases, 1,606 deaths (data collected at 5 p.m.)

Saturday, May 16 – 37,147 cases, 1,592 deaths (data collected at 5:30 p.m.)

Friday, May 15 – 36,681 cases, 1,557 deaths

Thursday, May 14 – 35,858 cases, 1,527 deaths

Wednesday, May 13 – 35,245 cases, 1,493 deaths

Tuesday, May 12 – 34,635 cases, 1,461 deaths

Monday, May 11 – 33,927 cases, 1,441 deaths

Sunday, May 10 – 33,454 cases, 1,405 deaths (Data collected at 5:07 p.m.)

Saturday, May 9 – 32,561 cases, 1,401 deaths (Data collected at 5:42 p.m.)

Friday, May 8 – 31,722 cases, 1,356 deaths

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

To see the full report, click here.

Gov. 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:

– 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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