Walton County is reporting 83 cases and 3 deaths of COVID-19
At noon on Friday, April 24, 2020, the Georgia Department of Public Health was reporting 22,147 cases of COVID-19, with 4,221 hospitalized and 892 deaths. That’s 11 deaths overnight. Walton County is reporting 83 cases and still three deaths. Gwinnett County is reporting 1,366 cases and 46 deaths. Last night’s count in the Governor’s list of COVID-19 patients at Walton County nursing homes and long-term care facilities was the Retreat in Loganville’s Pearl Alzheimer’s nine cases and three deaths. The Retreat at Loganville was still reporting one case and Park Place in Monroe was reporting four cases relating to residents and one case relating to a staff member.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations revised the projections that all the states are working off of on Friday last week and Georgia was then projected to have already peaked at 100 deaths per day (which was recorded on April 7, 2020.) Georgia’s peak use of resources was projected to have been on April 15, and the state’s total deaths expected topped out at 1,369 by June 1. After 88 deaths were recorded on April 20, the projected peak date has been revised and is now given as April 28 and the projected total deaths by June 13 has been adjusted up to 2,254. Georgia still has 100% of hospital beds as well as ICU beds needed but is now projected to be almost 500 short on ventilators.