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Coronavirus in Georgia: COVID-19 cases and updates across the Peach State

Georgia GA Coronavirus
Posted at 7:46 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 17:19:13-04

Georgia's number of positive coronavirus cases in the state is currently 231,895, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report.

Here's the latest (Last updated on Friday, August 14 at 3:05p.m.):

POSITIVE CASES IN GEORGIA:

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases:No. Cases (%)
Total

231,895

Hospitalized
21,818
Deaths
4,573

Below is the number of cases reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health in our local counties.

CountyConfirmed casesCases per 100,000Total DeathsHospitalizations
Baker702246.47314
Berrien3291706.79115
Brooks4212676.931747
Clinch2123185.1416
Colquitt15933509.3524120
Cook4622649.54646
Decatur8453210.241668
Early3773715.753232
Echols2265694.1328
Grady5432212.71770
Lanier2272193.02415
Lowndes32372746.0650156
Miller1572723.808
Mitchell6602992.3841127
Seminole2312837.84520
Thomas11652622.0444142
Tift13903404.3644181

For a full breakdown of all cases in the state, click here.


FACTS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS:

COVID-19 is a new disease and the CDC says they are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person in two ways:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Other people may contract COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

This list is not all inclusive. You should consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Most people recover from COVID-19 without needing special treatment. The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
  • Staying home when you are sick and avoiding contact with persons in poor health;
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then disposing of the tissue;
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty; and
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Global Coronavirus Tracker:

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Data from The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.