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Coronavirus in Georgia: Friday, May 8

The final county reporting no cases of Covid-19, now confirms a positive case of the virus.

ATLANTA — This is an archive from Friday, May 8. 

For updated news and information Saturday, May 9, please click here. 

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For weeks, Glascock County remained the lone county not reporting cases of the virus. That appears to have changed over the past 24 hours, as the Georgia Department of Public Health's website now reports one case of COVID-19 within the county.

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Visit the 11Alive coronavirus page for comprehensive coverage, find out what you need to know about Georgia specifically, learn more about the symptoms, and keep tabs on the cases around the world here. Have a question? Text it to us at 404-885-7600.

RELATED: All Georgians should get tested for the coronavirus, health officials announce

State and federal officials with the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are continually monitoring the spread of the virus. They are also working hand-in-hand with the World Health Organization to track the spread around the world and to stop it.

Key Facts: 

  • There have been 1,399 deaths in Georgia, with the state's earliest reported death on March 5. Over the last 14 days (4/25-5/8), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 35.14. Over the previous 14-day period (4/11-4/24), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 33.36. 
  • There have been 32,171 cases confirmed in Georgia, with the state's earliest reported case on Feb. 1. Over the last 14 days, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 639.64. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 730.71. 
  • There have been 5,974 total patients hospitalized in Georgia during the pandemic, according to the Department of Public Health's cumulative total. Over the last 14 days, the average daily increase in new patients was 117.71. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in new patients was 124.43. 
  • The Georgia Emergency Management Agency began reporting current statewide hospitalizations on May 1. That day they reported 1,500 current hospitalizations. By the most recent report on May 7, there were 1,227 current hospitalizations. 
  • Gov. Brian Kemp's statewide shelter-in-place order expired at midnight April 30. However, his order for the elderly and medically-fragile remains in effect until June 12.
  • All public schools in Georgia closed through the end of the school year
  • Public Health Emergency remains in effect.

Friday, May 8

All Georgia counties reporting cases of coronavirus

According to state data for the coronavirus, all 159 of Georgia's counties are now reporting cases of Covid-19. 

For weeks, Glascock County remained the lone county not reporting cases of the virus. That appears to have changed over the past 24 hours, as the Georgia Department of Public Health's website now attributes one case of Covid-19 to the county.

According to previous reporting, the county did not have cases of the virus in the noon report on May 7. However, with the 7 p.m. report on May 7, it appeared to have 1 positive case and 1 death.

In the noon report for May 8, the county again showed one positive case, but no deaths. Those numbers remained unchanged with the 7 p.m. report.

Credit: GA DPH

Fulton County, however, which was the first county in the state to report case of the virus, is now reporting more than 3,300 cases of the virus and 114 deaths.

On the other hand, while DeKalb County, is reporting fewer cases of the virus than Fulton, it has a higher rate of confirmed cases of the virus (confirmed cases per 100,000 people).

There are now 32,171 cases of the virus and 1,399 deaths.

Click here to see our interactive map of cases in Georgia.

Below is a county-by-county breakdown.

COUNTY - CASES - DEATHS

Fulton    3315    144

DeKalb    2445    69

Gwinnett    2322    87

Cobb    2072    113

Hall    1997    28

Dougherty    1583    126

Clayton    886    34

Cherokee    578    17

Henry    566    14

Richmond    441    16

Douglas    398    11

Sumter    391    32

Carroll    390    17

Habersham    386    16

Bibb    384    15

Forsyth    364    10

Bartow    361    31

Muscogee    361    12

Mitchell    340    31

Lee    339    22

Chatham    291    12

Houston    283    15

Baldwin    271    12

Coweta    257    4

Upson    247    24

Newton    240    8

Thomas    239    26

Rockdale    228    7

Spalding    227    11

Early    224    26

Paulding    221    10

Colquitt    202    10

Terrell    198    21

Barrow    192    5

Fayette    190    12

Crisp    182    6

Lowndes    182    4

Clarke    180    13

Worth    180    13

Columbia    178    5

Troup    176    5

Butts    171    17

Coffee    171    9

Randolph    167    21

Floyd    155    12

Ware    155    12

Walton    148    6

Tift    145    6

Dooly    140    12

Whitfield    140    6

Jackson    122    3

Gordon    121    15

Hancock    119    3

Calhoun    113    5

Decatur    109    2

Burke    101    4

Wilcox    94    12

Stephens    91    1

Appling    89    10

Gilmer    89    0

White    86    1

Grady    83    4

Macon    81    4

Laurens    77    1

Lumpkin    76    1

Dawson    75    1

Turner    74    12

Glynn    72    1

Oconee    66    0

Johnson    65    2

Polk    65    0

Brooks    64    7

Harris    62    2

Meriwether    62    1

Peach    62    2

Walker    62    0

Bryan    59    4

Pierce    59    3

Greene    57    5

Oglethorpe    56    4

Putnam    54    6

Washington    53    1

Catoosa    52    0

McDuffie    50    4

Murray    45    1

Liberty    43    0

Bulloch    42    2

Pike    41    2

Wilkinson    40    2

Ben Hill    39    0

Lamar    39    1

Marion    39    1

Toombs    39    3

Effingham    37    1

Elbert    37    0

Bacon    35    1

Banks    35    0

Camden    35    1

Pulaski    35    1

Fannin    34    1

Monroe    34    4

Seminole    34    2

Union    33    1

Dodge    32    1

Haralson    32    2

Pickens    32    2

Baker    31    2

Cook    31    1

Jones    31    0

Miller    31    0

Morgan    30    0

Stewart    30    0

Madison    28    1

Telfair    28    0

Clay    27    3

Bleckley    26    0

Franklin    26    1

Jasper    26    0

Talbot    26    1

Wilkes    26    0

Jeff Davis    24    1

Brantley    23    2

Emanuel    23    1

Irwin    21    1

Atkinson    20    1

Towns    20    1

Berrien    19    0

Crawford    19    0

Taylor    18    2

Charlton    17    0

Jefferson    17    1

Jenkins    17    1

Screven    17    1

Chattooga    16    2

Clinch    16    0

Dade    16    1

Hart    15    0

Schley    15    1

Warren    15    0

Heard    14    1

Rabun    13    1

Wayne    13    0

Chattahoochee    12    0

Lincoln    12    0

Lanier    10    2

Webster    10    2

Tattnall    9    0

Twiggs    8    0

Candler    7    0

Echols    6    0

McIntosh    6    0

Quitman    6    1

Evans    5    0

Long    5    0

Treutlen    5    0

Wheeler    5    0

Montgomery    4    0

Glascock    1    0

Taliaferro    1    0

Unknown    856    0

Non-Georgia Resident    1087    22

Delta temporarily consolidating service in selected large metro areas

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines says they are temporarily consolidating service to large metro areas served by more than one airport while volume is significantly reduced.

The suspensions will allow the carrier to minimize their COVID-13 exposure risk while continuing to ensure access to Delta's network for those who must travel.

The suspensions will begin May 13 and last through at least September 2020, as Delta continues to re-evaluate their overall needs. The list of suspended airports and their nearby served airports are as follows:  

Temporarily Suspended Airport - Nearest Delta-Served Airport

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) - Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
Oakland International Airport (OAK) - San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Long Beach Airport (LGB) - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
T. F. Green International Airport (PVD) - Logan International Airport (BOS)
Westchester County Airport (HPN) - LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Stewart International Airport (SWF) - John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) - Logan International Airport (BOS)
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) - Norfolk International Airport (ORF)

More than 50 deaths, 460 new cases reported statewide in past 24 hours

The Georgia Department of Health has reported new cases of COVID-19 across the state on Friday. As of noon, 31,722 confirmed cases of the virus were reported across Georgia. The death toll had risen to 1,356.

This an increase from 31,260 cases and 1,305 deaths reported at midday on Thursday. 

Out of the confirmed cases, 3,265 come from Fulton County, 2,400 from DeKalb County, 2,273 from Gwinnett County, 2,031 from Cobb County, and 1,973 from Hall County. For a breakdown by county, view the 11Alive interactive map

The agency reports that 5,886 persons have been hospitalized across the state, suffering from COVID-19, and 1,389 of them are in intensive care.

County - Cases - Deaths

Fulton    3265    137
DeKalb    2400    62
Gwinnett    2273    85
Cobb    2031    109
Hall    1973    27
Dougherty    1569    126
Clayton    879    34
Cherokee    572    17
Henry    558    14
Richmond    437    15
Sumter    390    29
Carroll    389    16
Habersham    384    15
Bibb    379    14
Douglas    368    11
Forsyth    361    10
Bartow    359    31
Muscogee    356    12
Mitchell    340    31
Lee    339    22
Chatham    287    12
Houston    279    15
Baldwin    270    10
Coweta    257    4
Upson    246    24
Newton    236    8
Thomas    227    22
Rockdale    226    7
Early    224    26
Spalding    223    11
Paulding    219    10
Colquitt    202    10
Terrell    195    21
Barrow    191    5
Fayette    190    12
Crisp    181    6
Worth    179    13
Clarke    178    13
Lowndes    174    4
Troup    174    5
Columbia    173    5
Coffee    170    8
Butts    168    17
Randolph    167    20
Floyd    155    12
Ware    148    12
Walton    147    5
Tift    145    6
Whitfield    139    6
Dooly    137    12
Jackson    121    3
Gordon    120    15
Hancock    118    3
Calhoun    110    5
Decatur    105    2
Wilcox    93    12
Burke    91    4
Stephens    91    1
Gilmer    89    0
Appling    88    10
White    87    2
Macon    81    3
Grady    80    4
Lumpkin    76    1
Dawson    73    1
Turner    73    11
Laurens    72    1
Glynn    71    1
Oconee    66    0
Brooks    64    7
Johnson    64    2
Polk    64    0
Harris    62    2
Meriwether    61    1
Peach    61    2
Walker    61    0
Pierce    59    3
Bryan    58    4
Greene    55    5
Putnam    54    5
Oglethorpe    53    3
Catoosa    52    0
Washington    52    1
McDuffie    50    4
Bulloch    42    2
Murray    42    1
Liberty    41    0
Pike    41    2
Wilkinson    40    2
Ben Hill    39    0
Lamar    39    1
Marion    38    1
Toombs    38    3
Effingham    37    1
Bacon    35    1
Banks    35    0
Camden    35    1
Elbert    35    0
Fannin    34    1
Monroe    34    4
Pulaski    34    1
Seminole    33    2
Union    33    1
Haralson    32    2
Pickens    32    2
Cook    31    1
Dodge    31    1
Jones    30    0
Miller    30    0
Morgan    30    0
Baker    29    2
Madison    28    1
Stewart    28    0
Telfair    28    0
Clay    27    3
Jasper    26    0
Talbot    26    1
Wilkes    26    0
Franklin    25    1
Brantley    23    2
Emanuel    23    1
Bleckley    22    0
Jeff Davis    22    1
Irwin    21    1
Atkinson    20    1
Towns    20    1
Berrien    19    0
Crawford    19    0
Taylor    18    2
Jefferson    17    1
Jenkins    17    1
Screven    17    1
Chattooga    16    2
Clinch    16    0
Dade    16    1
Hart    15    0
Schley    15    1
Charlton    14    0
Heard    14    1
Rabun    13    1
Warren    13    0
Wayne    13    0
Chattahoochee    12    0
Lincoln    12    0
Lanier    10    2
Webster    10    2
Tattnall    9    0
Twiggs    8    0
Candler    7    0
Echols    6    0
McIntosh    6    0
Quitman    6    1
Evans    5    0
Long    5    0
Treutlen    5    0
Wheeler    5    0
Montgomery    3    0
Glascock    1    0
Taliaferro    1    0
Unknown    854    0
Non-Georgia Resident    1086    19

Things to know for Friday morning

  • State officials are now recommending all residents get tested, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not
  • Mask requirements and a lack of clear information are making it difficult for the deaf and hard of hearing community to navigate the coronavirus pandemic
  • Georgia's public health commissioner, Dr. Kathleen Toomey, said she has been receiving daily threats
  • One man shared his frustrating experience as The Reveal investigated the accuracy - or sometimes lack thereof - of COVID-19 tests
  • 11Alive's Doug Richards reported on the state data that shows how hard the pandemic is hitting Georgia's communities of color

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