Walton County is reporting 3 deaths and 61 cases
At 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, the Georgia Department of Public Health was reporting less numbers than it was at noon. However, after several media outlets questioned the issue, officials took another look at the number and they were revised at 9:35 p.m. The state is now reporting 18,489 cases of COVID-19, 3,489 hospitalized and 689 deaths. That is just two more than it reported at noon when it reported 14 deaths in the last 24 hours. Walton County is reporting 61 cases and three deaths. Gwinnett County is reporting 1,124 cases and 38 deaths. In the Governor’s list of COVID-19 patients at Walton County nursing homes and long-term care facilities, the state is reporting three cases in Walton County – one at Park Place in Monroe and two cases with two deaths at the Retreat in Loganville at the Pearl Alzheimer’s building.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations revised the projections that all the states are working off of on Friday and Georgia is now projected to have already peaked at 100 deaths per day (which was recorded 10 days ago, on April 7, 2020.) Georgia’s peak use of resources was projected to have been two days ago, on April 15, and the state’s total deaths expected tops out at 1,369 by June 1. Georgia now has 100% of hospital beds as well as ICU beds needed and are just 287 short on ventilators.