COVID-19: Georgia death toll at 48; Confirmed cases at 1525; hospitalized 473

Walton County no longer registering on the list

The death toll in Georgia as a result of CoVID-19  is now at 48, just one more since last night, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health and the number of confirmed cases is now 1525 of which 473 are hospitalized. This is the latest update at noon on Thursday, March 26, 2020. This update is now being given twice a day by the GDPH, at noon and at 7 p.m. each day.

Walton County still no longer has any cases on the list.

A total of almost 10,000 tests have now been conducted in Georgia with just over 1,500 testing positive for COVID-19.

The total number of cases for the United States on March 26 was 69,026 with a death rate of 1,037. There are currently 209 people who have been marked as recovered and the number of known infected people at this time for the US is 3 per 1 million people.

At this time, Georgia is back up to 10th in the United States for the number of confirmed cases and in the sixth place for the number of deaths. It is important that everybody heeds the guidance on how to slow the spread. However, the number of cases reported is directly reflective of the number of tests that are now being done. More than 5,000 tests have been conducted with almost 4,000 of them in commercial laboratories.

 

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