COVID-19: Georgia death toll at 79; Confirmed cases at 2,446 with 660 hospitalized

Still two cases reported in Walton County

The death toll in Georgia as a result of CoVID-19 is up by 10 at 79 compared to the 69 deaths that were reported at noon today, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The number of confirmed cases is now 2,446, of which 660 are hospitalized. This is the latest update at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Walton County still only has the two cases that were first registered on the list this morning. Dr Michelle Plaster said Your Family Health Center will be opening a Respiratory Symptom Testing and Treatment Clinic at the 1025 Church on E. Spring St. in Monroe on Monday to test for COVID-19 as well as other respiratory illnesses.

The GDPH is also now listing the positive as well as the deaths of COVID-19 in each county. Fulton, Dekalb, Dougherty, Cobb and Gwinnett lead the state in cases of COVID-19 at 378, 246, 224, 185 and 131 respectively. The most deaths as a result of COVID-19 are in Dogherty County with 17, followed by Fulton at 13, and Cobb at 9. Gwinnett County has one death reported. It also lists the age and gender of the person who died as well as whether there was any known underlying condition. There are no deaths reported at this time in Walton County.

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