Walton County is reporting 97 cases and 3 deaths of COVID-19
At noon on Monday, April 27, 2020, the Georgia Department of Public Health was reporting 23,773 cases of COVID-19, with 4,433 hospitalized and 942 deaths. That’s 26 more deaths, 292 new cases and 56 new hospitalizations since last night’s. Walton County is now reporting back up to 97 cases, and three deaths. Gwinnett County is reporting 1,520 cases and 50 deaths. The count in the Governor’s list of COVID-19 patients at Walton County nursing homes and long-term care facilities will not be updated until Monday evening and remains at the Retreat in Loganville’s Pearl Alzheimer’s with nine cases and three deaths, the Retreat at Loganville with one case and Park Place in Monroe reporting eight cases relating to residents and one case relating to a staff member.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations revised the projections that all the states are working off of on Friday last week and Georgia was then projected to have already peaked at 100 deaths per day (which was recorded on April 7, 2020.) Georgia’s peak use of resources was projected to have been on April 15, and the state’s total deaths expected topped out at 1,369 by June 1. After 88 deaths were recorded on April 20, the projected peak date has been revised and is now given as April 28, just one day and the projected total deaths by June 13 has been adjusted up to 2,254. Georgia still has 100% of hospital beds as well as ICU beds needed but is now projected to be almost 500 short on ventilators. This has not been adjusted again by April 27, 2020.
The graphs below are from the Georgia Department of Public Health.