Walton County is still reporting 3 deaths of COVID-19
At noon on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, the Georgia Department of Public Health was reporting 20,740 cases of COVID-19, with 3,959 hospitalized and 836 deaths. That’s 18 deaths since last night. Walton County is reporting 64 cases and still three deaths. Gwinnett County is reporting 1,263 cases and 46 deaths. In the Governor’s list of COVID-19 patients at Walton County nursing homes and long-term care facilities reported at 7 p.m. on April 21, the Retreat in Loganville’s Pearl Alzheimer’s reported eight cases and three deaths. The Retreat at Loganville reported one case and Park Place in Monroe is now reporting two case.
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 26 and the projected total deaths by June 13 has been adjusted up to 1,981. Georgia still has 100% of hospital beds as well as ICU beds needed but is now projected to be 361 short on ventilators.