Georgia Has 1,775 Coronavirus Deaths - Up 78; It Has 862 More Cases To Bring The Total Past 40,000

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Georgia state health officials reported on Thursday there have been 1,775 people in the state who have died from the coronavirus - 78 more since Wednesday.

The confirmed cases are now at 40,663 - up from 39,801 - an increase of 862.

Hospitalizations are at 7,289 - up 118 since Wednesday.

Whitfield County has 14 new cases for a total of 220, and seven deaths.  

Walker County has 84, including three new cases, and no deaths. Dade County is at 21 cases and one death.

Catoosa County has two new cases for a total of 79 and no deaths, and Chattooga County is now reporting 20 cases and two deaths.

Bartow County south of Chattanooga at Cartersville has 424 cases and 36 deaths - up one - from the virus.

Floyd County (Rome) has 218 cases and 13 deaths.

Gordon County (Calhoun) has 135 cases and 15 deaths from coronavirus.

The cases remain centered around the Atlanta area, with Fulton County with 3,872 cases and 190 deaths - up 16 in a day. Cobb County has 2,625 cases and 138 deaths - up three. There are now 3,038 cases in Dekalb County (Decatur) with 96 deaths - up eight. Gwinnett County has increased to 2,882 cases and 121 deaths - up four.   

Dougherty County (Albany) has 1,716 cases and 138 deaths.


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Police responded to a noise complaint on Blackford Street. Ms. Watts reported her neighbor Mr. Cameron was playing loud music and refused to turn it down. An officer made contact with Mr. Cameron ... (click for more)

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A man was shot in East Chattanooga on Sherman Street on Sunday evening. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. (click for more)



Breaking News

Police Blotter: Man Told To Quit Sleeping On Washer Dryer At High Street Address; Driver Smashes Menu Board At Hixson Sonic

Police responded to a noise complaint on Blackford Street. Ms. Watts reported her neighbor Mr. Cameron was playing loud music and refused to turn it down. An officer made contact with Mr. Cameron who reported he and Ms. Watts have an ongoing disagreement and he only had his music loud because Ms. Watts was being loud in her apartment. Mr. Cameron and Ms. Watts both agreed to stop ... (click for more)

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Chattanooga Police said protestors damaged property throughout downtown Chattanooga, threw rocks at police, fought with officers, and blocked roadways during several hours of tumult late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Twelve were arrested, including several from out of town. After the arrests the group of around 150 protestors surrounded the downtown jail and courts ... (click for more)

Opinion

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Since the court of public opinion has already judged the officer in Minneapolis, the city should save money and not even have a trial. Let a volunteer, one of these tough guys who run around blindly shooting at people and setting fires, let that guy execute him. With all due respect to our police chief and I mean that sincerely, I disagree with your view. Chief, you should know ... (click for more)

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Sports

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