COVID-19: Walton County is now reporting 52 cases and 3 deaths

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Georgia was reporting 524 deaths with 14,578 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 2,858 hospitalized. Walton County is reporting 52 active cases and the Georgia Department of Health is now reporting three deaths in Walton County as a result of COVID-19 – the two males in their 70s with unknown underlying cases and a third male, 87, with a reported underlying condition. It is possible this is the death reported on Friday by the Retreat at Loganville (formerly Southern Plantations). Gwinnett County is reporting 815 cases with 29 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 in two weeks with 94 deaths a day due to COVID-19. 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.

The United States is reporting 587,173 cases and 23,644 deaths, highest in both the number of cases as well as the number of deaths according to Worldometer.com. However, out of the top 10 reporting countries, the US is 6th for the number of deaths per 1 million in population and has tested almost 1,5 million people more than any other country. These numbers have not yet been updated for the US today.

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