Walton County is reporting 73 cases and 3 deaths of COVID-19
At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, the Georgia Department of Public Health was reporting 21,102 cases cases of COVID-19, with 4,018 hospitalized and 846 deaths. That’s 28 deaths in the last 24 hours. Walton County is reporting 73 cases and still three deaths. Gwinnett County is reporting 1,273 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 22, the Retreat in Loganville’s Pearl Alzheimer’s reported nine cases and three deaths. The Retreat at Loganville is still reporting one case and Park Place in Monroe is now reporting three cases.
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.