Georgia is reporting 24 deaths since last night
At noon on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the Georgia Department of Public Health was reporting 19,881 cases of COVID-19, 3,779 hospitalized and 799 deaths. That’s 24 deaths since last night. Walton County is reporting 64 cases and still three deaths. Gwinnett County is reporting 1,222 cases and still 42 deaths. In the Governor’s list of COVID-19 patients at Walton County nursing homes and long-term care facilities, the Retreat in Loganville’s Pearl Alzheimer’s Building last night reported eight cases and three deaths. The Retreat at Loganville reported one case and Park Place in Monroe also reported one case.
Since it is not believed that all three of the deaths reported at the Pearl in Loganville are the same as the three reported in Walton County, it is unclear why there is a discrepancy. It is possible that there is a delay in reporting to the Georgia Department of Health or that the residence of the deceased is not reflected as Walton County.
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.