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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 2020-07-30 22:22:15-04

Georgia's number of positive coronavirus cases in the state is currently 182,286, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report.

Here's the latest (Last updated on Thursday, July 30 at 3:05p.m.):

POSITIVE CASES IN GEORGIA:

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

182,286

Hospitalized
18,303
Deaths
3,671

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

CountyConfirmed casesCases per 100,000Total DeathsHospitalizations
Baker551765.08313
Berrien2521307.33011
Brooks3552257.261540
Clinch1682524.04415
Colquitt14453183.3121104
Cook3812185.01639
Decatur5882233.87851
Early3393341.223130
Echols2215568.1518
Grady3871577.02459
Lanier2071999.81413
Lowndes28252396.5521133
Miller1252151.2805
Mitchell5942693.1441120
Seminole1291584.77214
Thomas9122052.6239121
Tift12082958.6134162

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.