COVID-19: Walton County deaths now 5, Georgia is reporting 28 more since yesterday

Update:

Walton County is reporting a fifth death Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and the state is reporting 28 more since last night. It is not known if that is the death that was reported at Park Place Nursing Home yesterday. Gwinnett County deaths are up to 76. The is 11 more than last night. These statistics will be updated at 8:30 this evening.

Initial story

At 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, Walton County is reporting a total of four deaths with 136 cases. A total of 21 people from Walton County are reported as hospitalized with COVID-19. This is three more cases reported in the past 24 hours.

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 – 136
  • Cases per 100,000 – 141.94
  • Total deaths – 4
  • Hospitalized 21

On May, 2020, Walton County’s long-term care facilities reported Park Place Nursing Home had 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents, one case in the staff and one death. There are no changes to reports from the other facilities.

  • Park Place, Monroe – 20 confirmed resident cases, one confirmed staff case, one death
  • The Retreat at Loganville Pearl Memory Care Building –  11 confirmed resident cases, three deaths
  • The Retreat at Loganville: one confirmed resident case, no staff cases, no deaths

Gwinnett County

  • Cases – 2056 – that’s 80 new cases reported in the past 24 hours
  • Cases per 100,000 – 211.71
  • Total deaths – 65 – that’s 7 new cases reported in the past 24 hours
  • Hospitalized – 376 – that’s 16 new hospitalizations reported in the past 24 hours

Georgia

  • Confirmed cases – 29,442  –  3,178 more cases reported in the past 24 hours
  • ICU admissions – 1,289 – 36 more reported in the past 24 hours
  • Hospitalizations – 5,537 – 230 more reported in the past 24 hours
  • Total deaths – 1,244 *
  • Total tests reported for Georgia right now at 183,012 – That is just two tests reported in the past 24 hours

*This is 70 more  COVID-19 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. However, it is possible that these figures included ones that were not entered over the weekend which were a total of nine deaths reported over the past 48 hour period which, if averaged out to Monday would be about 26 or 27 deaths in each 24 hour period. Click or tap on this link for a realtime update of these statistics.

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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