COVID-19: Walton cases 14; Georgia death toll 163 ; Confirmed cases 5348 with 1056 hospitalized

 14  cases reported in Walton County – no deaths reported at this time

The death toll in Georgia as a result of CoVID-19 is now 163 compared to the 154 deaths that were reported at 7 p.m. on April 1, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The number of confirmed cases is 5348 of which 1056  are hospitalized. This is the latest update just before noon on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

Walton County has 14 reported cases and no deaths. Casey Collins and his mother, Shirley, are currently quarantined in Loganville after Collins’s father passed away in Gwinnett Medical Center Saturday. It is unclear at this time how far behind GDPH is in reporting local statistics or if this case was possibly reported in the Gwinnett deaths which currently stand at 6 with 282 reported cases.

If you want to follow the statistics on how to help flatten the curve, click or tap on this link. Yesterday’s statistics were not helpful with respect to flattening the curve. At this time, it gives a peak on April 2 at 95 deaths a day in Georgia with a total number of deaths over the season of 3,232 COVID-19. It also leaves us short of beds, ICU beds and ventilators during the peak in the next couple of weeks. In an effort to stem the spread, Gov. Brian Kemp has put the whole state in a “shelter-in-place’ mode from tomorrow until April 13, 2020.

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