COVID-19: Georgia death toll now at 25 : Confirmed cases rises to 620

The death toll in Georgia as a result of CoVID-19  has risen to 25, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health and the number of confirmed cases is now 620. This is the latest update at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020. This update is now being given twice a day by the GDPH, at noon and at 7 p.m. each day.

This still does not include any known cases in Walton County. The employee at Hitachi in Monroe who was identified Tuesday is not a resident of Walton County There is no official information on the  cases marked as “unknown.”

At this time, Georgia remains in the top 10 states in the United States for the number of cases and in the top five for the number of deaths. 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 4,000 tests have been conducted with more than 3,000 of them in commercial laboratories.

At 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, worldwide there were 335,403 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 14,611 deaths and 97,636 recovered.  Most of those reported covered were reported by China, at 72,440. There are still none recovered in Georgia, but that is because at this time tests have only been made available more recently so the numbers for confirmed cases also are low.

At 32,356 cases and 414 deaths, the US now has the third-highest number of cases reported in the world. The number of deaths per million people is now at 98. The US now has 795 patients considered critical and 178 marked as recovered.


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