Georgia state health officials said Saturday that 79 people in the state have died of the coronavirus. That total is up from 38 on Tuesday.
The cases have climbed to 2,446 - 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 660 have been hospitalized, which is 27 percent of the total number of cases.
Whitfield County remains at six ... (click for more)