The death toll in Georgia as a result of CoVID-19 remains at 14 according to the Georgia Department of Public Health and the number of confirmed cases is 507. This is the latest update at noon on Saturday, March 21, 2020. This update is now being given twice a day by the GDPH, at noon and at 7 p.m. each day.
This still does not include any known cases in Walton County. The employee at Hitachi in Monroe who was identified Tuesday is not a resident of Walton County There is no official information on the cases marked as “unknown.”
At this time, Georgia is now in the top 10 states in the United States for the number of cases and in the top five 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.
At noon on Saturday morning, worldwide there were 289,996 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 11,949 deaths, and 93,617 people recovered. Most of those reported covered were reported by China, at 71,740. There are still none recovered in Georgia, but that is because at this time tests have only been made available more recently so the numbers for confirmed cases also are low. Italy has a very high number of cases, and sadly the highest death rate at 4,032. However, it is reporting 5,129 recovered cases now. At 22,208 cases and 279 deaths, the US was reporting the fourth-highest number of cases in the world. However, based on the population, it was much lower down on the scale.