COVID-19: Georgia Death Toll remains at 25 ; Confirmed cases rises to 772

The death toll in Georgia as a result of CoVID-19  remains at 25, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health and the number of confirmed cases is now 772. This is the latest update at noon. on Monday, March 23, 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 has dropped to 11th in the United States for the number of confirmed 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 11:45 a.m. on Monday, worldwide there were 358,735 confirmed cases of COVID-15,433 deaths and 100,645 recovered.  Most of those reported covered were reported by China, at 72,703. 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 39,371 cases and 467 deaths, the US now has the third-highest number of cases reported in the world. The number of deaths per million people is now up to 119. The US now has 621 patients considered critical and 184 marked as recovered.

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