And just to be different today, these figures were again updated at 12:22 p.m. and now stand at Georgia 587 deaths, 15,669 cases with 3,108 hospitalized. Walton now has 55 cases with 3 deaths and Gwinnett County has 896 cases with 32 deaths.
Initial statistics for April 16, 2020
At 9:10 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2020, Georgia was reporting 584 deaths with 15,454 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 3,040 hospitalized. The Georgia Department of Health was still reporting 54 active cases and three deaths in Walton County as a result of COVID-19 – three males, and 87-year-old man with an underlying condition and– the two males in their 70s with unknown underlying conditions. This update came early for some unknown reason. It will be updated again after noon if additional figures are given at that time.
Gwinnett County is reporting 889 cases with 32 deaths so far from COVID-19.
According to the projections from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations that all the states are working off, Georgia is now only projected to peak between May 1 – 3 with 91 deaths a day due to COVID-19. These projections include a total of 3,718 total deaths in Georgia by June 26 when no more people are projected to die from this virus during this season. The state has managed to make up hospital beds and is no longer recording a shortage of those, but it is still short on ICU beds and ventilators if we stay on this current trajectory. You can keep up with it by taping on this link each day and turning to Georgia for the update. They change daily after being adjusted by the actual statistics.