At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, Walton County deaths are now back at three with 104 cases reported. We are awaiting confirmation on whether this was a corrected error in reporting and then a new death was recorded today or if it was an error in recording yesterday, which has now been corrected.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has a new way of report data with updates given in realtime. COVID-19 information in this report is a snapshot of the situation at noon today.
- Cases – 110
- Cases per 100,000 – 114.81
- Total deaths – 3
- Hospitalized 18
Georgia DPH has been reporting three deaths for Walton County since April 15. It is unclear why this has now dropped to two, but we will update when we get that information. Walton County long-term care facilities are not reporting much change except for two more positive cases at Park Place, which is now reporting 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
- Park Place, Monroe – 15 confirmed resident cases, one confirmed staff case, no deaths
- The Retreat at Loganville Pearl Memory Care Building – nine confirmed resident cases, three deaths
- The Retreat at Loganville: one confirmed resident case, no staff cases, no deaths
- Cases – 1593
- Cases per 100,000 – 164.03
- Total deaths – 54
- Hospitalized – 336
- Confirmed cases – 24,812
- ICU admissions – 1,109
- Hospitalizations – 4,896
- Total deaths – 1035
- Total tests reported for Georgia right now at 140,020.
“Two weeks ago, I told Georgians we were not testing enough in our state and that we would make every effort to boost testing capacity,” said Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. “It is clear we are making significant progress. We have dramatically increased the number of testing sites with 49 now available across the state in partnership with our university system, the private sector, local public health officials, and nine additional Georgia Guard testing sites. We are pushing our testing capacity to the max. Yesterday I asked all Georgians who are experiencing symptoms to schedule an appointment to get tested. We have the sites, the physicians, and the tests. We just need more Georgians to participate.”
To get a free screening, Georgians with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 can download the Augusta University ExpressCare app at augustahealth.org, or call (706) 721-1852. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list the following symptoms for COVID-19:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Repeated shaking with chills
New loss of taste or smell
Asymptomatic Georgians who are medical workers, first responders, law enforcement, or residents or staff of a long-term care facility can call their local health department to schedule a free COVID-19 test. Find a nearby test site here or see below for a list of Georgia National Guard testing sites.