Georgia Coronavirus Deaths Go To 65; Cases Jump To 2,130

Friday, March 27, 2020

Georgia state health officials said Friday that 65 people in the state have died of the coronavirus. That total is up from 38 on Tuesday.

The cases have spiraled to 2,130 - up from 1,387 on Wednesday with a rapid spread around the Atlanta area. The Tuesday report showed 1,026 cases. It was at 800 on Monday.

Officials said 586 have been hospitalized.

Whitfield County has six cases. Dade and Walker counties are among the few Georgia counties that have avoid the virus thus far. 

Catoosa and Chattooga counties still are listed with one each. 

Bartow County south of Chattanooga at Cartersville now has 104 cases - up from 61 on Monday. Floyd County (Rome) has gone up to 25 cases and Gordon County (Calhoun) jumped to 12. 

The cases remain centered around the Atlanta area, with 348 in Fulton County - up from 231 in one day. now in Fulton County and 160 in Cobb County. There are now 217 cases in Dekalb County (Decatur). Gwinnett County has increased to 112 cases. Cases at Clayton County (Jonesboro) have surged to 52.

Dougherty County (Albany), where six died early in the epidemic, has risen in one day from 123 cases to 156 and now to 199. Lee County, which is near Albany, has gone up to 37.

Cherokee County (Canton) now has 48 cases and Carroll County (Carrollton) is at 62. Clarke County (Athens) has 33 cases and Hall (Gainesville) 29.

 


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