COVID-19: Georgia death toll at 56 ; Confirmed cases at 1643 and 509 hospitalized

The death toll in Georgia as a result of CoVID-19  has jumped to 56 since noon when it was at 48, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health and the number of confirmed cases is now  1643 of which 509  are hospitalized. This is the latest update at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020. This update is now being given twice a day by the GDPH, at noon and at 7 p.m. each day.

Walton County still no longer has any cases on the list. Takeda at Stanton Springs near Social Circle confirmed that two of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19. 

A total of almost 10,000 tests have now been conducted in Georgia with just over 1,500 testing positive for COVID-19.

United States is now reporting the most cases in the world at 83,206 confirmed cases of COVID-19, more than China, Italy and Spain. However, the death rate is significantly lower with 1,201 reported in the USA compared to 8,215 in Italy, 4, 365 in Spain and 3,287 in China.

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 5,000 tests have been conducted with almost 4,000 of them in commercial laboratories.



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