21 cases reported in Walton County – two deaths reported at this time
The Georgia Department of Health is reporting the first two deaths in Walton County. According to the statistics reported at noon on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the person who did not survive COVID-19 is a 75-year-old male. A second death is reported as a 74-year-old male. It is unknown if either had any underlying conditions. At 7 p.m. on Sunday, Georgia was reporting 219 deaths with 6742 confirmed cases and 1296 hospitalized with COVID-19.
Walton County now has 21 reported cases and two death. Casey Collins and his mother, Shirley, are currently quarantined in Loganville after Collins’s father passed away in Gwinnett Medical Center Saturday. It is possible this is the one case that has now been transferred to Walton County as Gwinnett County that was previously reporting eight deaths is now reporting seven and it was a 75-year-old male who is no longer being reported as a Gwinnett County death. Gwinnett County now is reporting 410 cases with seven deaths so far from COVID-19. Four of the deaths are men and three are women, all over 60 years of age.
On this current trend, if we are not able to flatten the curve Georgia is projected to peak on April 24 with 96 deaths a day due to COVID-19. At that time we will also be short of hospital beds as well as ICU beds and ventilators. You can keep up with it by taping on this link each day and turning to Georgia for the update.