COVID-19: Walton cases 15; Georgia death toll 176 ; Confirmed cases 5444 with 1129 hospitalized

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

The death toll in Georgia as a result of CoVID-19 is now 176 compared to the 154 deaths that were reported at 7 p.m. on April 1, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. That means that 22 people died as a result of COVID-19 in Georgia in the last 24 hours. The number of confirmed cases is now 5444 of which 1129 are hospitalized. That means that 216 more patients were admitted to Georgia hospitals suffering with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This is the latest update just before 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

Walton County has 15 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 8 with 303 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 25 at 96 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 6 p.m. Friday until April 13, 2020.

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