Walton County is reporting 2 deaths and 42 cases
At 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, 2020, Georgia was reporting 442 deaths with 12,545 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 2516 hospitalized. Walton County is now reporting 42 active cases. The Georgia Department of Health is still just reporting the two deaths in Walton County as a result of COVID-19, both males in their 70s with unknown underlying cases. The Retreat at Loganville (formerly Southern Plantations) reported the death of one of its residents Friday of COVID-19, but that is not yet being reported by the state. Gwinnett County is reporting 700 cases with 19 deaths so far from COVID-19.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced that a 200-bed temporary hospital is being constructed at the Georgia World Congress Center to deal with any potential overflow of patients if they are required on April 26 when Georgia is expected to reach its peak.
About a week ago, if we are not able to flatten the curve Georgia was projected to peak on April 26 with 96 deaths a day due to COVID-19. Georgia is now projected to peak on April 26 at 94 deaths a day. The state has managed to make up hospital beds and is no longer recording a shortage of those, but it is still short on ICU beds and ventilators if we stay on this current trajectory. At this time, Georgia is projected to lose 3,564 people to COVID-19 by Aug. 4. You can keep up with it by taping on this link each day and turning to Georgia for the update. They change daily after being adjusted by the actual statistics.