COVID-19: Georgia is reporting five deaths overnight

Update 9 a.m. on May 1

Georgia is reporting 1137 total deaths, five more overnight and 26937, 673 more cases reported since yesterday. Walton County is reporting one more case bringing the total to 127 and Gwinnett County is reporting 23 new cases bringing the total to 1,809.

Initial story

Walton County is reporting one new death and six new cases

At 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, Walton County is reporting a total of four deaths with 126 cases. A total of 20 people from Walton County are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

The Georgia Department of Public Health has a new way of report data with updates given in realtime.  COVID-19 information in this report is a snapshot of the situation at this time.

Walton County

  • Cases – 126
  • Cases per 100,000 – 131.50
  • Total deaths – 4
  • Hospitalized 20

On April 30, 2020, Walton County long-term care facilities are reporting Park Place Nursing Home now has 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents and one case in the staff. There are no changes to reports from the other facilities.

  • Park Place, Monroe – 19 confirmed resident cases, one confirmed staff case, no deaths
  • The Retreat at Loganville Pearl Memory Care Building –  nine confirmed resident cases, three deaths
  • The Retreat at Loganville: one confirmed resident case, no staff cases, no deaths

Gwinnett County

  • Cases – 1786
  • Cases per 100,000 – 183.91
  • Total deaths – 57
  • Hospitalized – 355

Georgia

  • Confirmed cases – 26,264
  • ICU admissions – 1,187
  • Hospitalizations – 5,190
  • Total deaths – 1132 *
  • Total tests reported for Georgia right now at 164,465.

This is 36 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

To get a free screening, Georgians with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 can download the Augusta University ExpressCare app at augustahealth.org, or call (706) 721-1852. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list the following symptoms for COVID-19:

Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fever
Chills
Repeated shaking with chills
Muscle pain
Headache
Sore throat
New loss of taste or smell

Asymptomatic Georgians who are medical workers, first responders, law enforcement, or residents or staff of a long-term care facility can call their local health department to schedule a free COVID-19 test. Find a nearby test site here or see below for a list of Georgia National Guard testing sites.

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