The death toll in Georgia as a result of CoVID-19 has risen to 23, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health and the number of confirmed cases is now 600. This is the latest update at noon on Sunday, March 22, 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 remains 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. More than 4,000 tests have been conducted with more than 3,000 of them in commercial laboratories.
At 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, worldwide there were 318,953 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 13,683 deaths and 96,006 recovered. This compares to 6:30 p.m. Saturday when there were 304,602 confirmed cases, 13,000 deaths, and 94,793 people recovered. Most of those reported covered were reported by China, at 72,440. 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.
At 27,137 cases and 349 deaths, the US remains the fourth-highest number of cases reported in the world. At 349 reported at that time, the number of deaths remains relatively low at 82 per million people when compared to some other parts of the world.