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Coronavirus in Georgia on May 11

According to the latest data from the Georgia Department of Public Health there is a noticable increase in number of cases and case rate in metro Atlanta.

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The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in metro Atlanta continues to increase, with only the southwest portion of the state rivaling its level of increase. Much of that increase continues to be reflected in Fulton, DeKalb and Clayton counties. Scroll down for details.

Atlanta's northeastern metro counties -- particularly Gwinnett and Hall counties -- are seeing a surge in confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the most recent numbers released by the Department of Public Health. In comparison, counties in far Southwest Georgia remain the area which shows the highest number of cases relative to their populations.  

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 1,444 deaths in Georgia, with the state's earliest reported death on March 5. Over the last 14 days (4/28-5/11), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 29.14. Over the previous 14-day period (4/14-4/27), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 36.71. 
  • There have been 34,002 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 654.14. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 689.07. 
  • There have been 6,036 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 81.07. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in new patients was 118.86. 
  • 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 11, there were 1,133 current hospitalizations. 
  • Gov. Brian Kemp's statewide shelter-in-place order expired at midnight on 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.

Increase in cases, case rate noticeable in metro Atlanta

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in metro Atlanta continues to increase, with only the southwest portion of the state rivaling its level of increase. 

Much of that increase continues to be reflected in Fulton, DeKalb and Clayton counties. 

As of Monday evening, Fulton County has more than 3,500 cases and reflects a rate of 319.87 cases per 100,000 people. Neighboring DeKalb County has a total of 2,555 cases with a nearly identical case rate of 322.13 cases per 100,000 people. 

The case rate in Clayton County, just south of the city of Atlanta, is slightly lower, at 307.67 cases per 100,000 people. The total number of cases there is lower (944), which reflects the lower population in that county.

For a breakdown by county, view the 11Alive interactive map.

A county-by-county listing can be found below: 

County - Cases - Deaths

Fulton    3516    145
DeKalb    2555    71
Gwinnett    2475    92
Cobb    2186    118
Hall    2039    29
Dougherty    1609    128
Clayton    944    34
Cherokee    621    18
Henry    610    14
Richmond    449    16
Douglas    417    12
Sumter    400    33
Carroll    395    18
Forsyth    391    10
Habersham    386    16
Muscogee    377    14
Bibb    370    15
Bartow    364    33
Mitchell    352    32
Lee    340    22
Chatham    311    13
Houston    285    15
Coweta    278    4
Baldwin    275    13
Newton    260    8
Upson    250    24
Thomas    249    26
Rockdale    243    7
Spalding    237    11
Early    226    26
Paulding    226    10
Colquitt    210    10
Fayette    201    12
Terrell    197    23
Barrow    195    6
Troup    190    5
Butts    189    17
Clarke    188    13
Crisp    185    7
Lowndes    185    4
Columbia    183    5
Worth    183    13
Coffee    177    10
Randolph    168    21
Ware    165    12
Floyd    158    12
Tift    157    6
Whitfield    157    6
Walton    152    7
Dooly    146    12
Hancock    128    3
Gordon    124    16
Jackson    124    3
Calhoun    117    5
Burke    109    4
Decatur    109    3
Gilmer    98    0
Wilcox    95    12
Appling    93    10
Stephens    92    1
White    88    1
Macon    84    5
Grady    83    4
Laurens    82    1
Dawson    81    1
Turner    78    12
Lumpkin    76    1
Glynn    73    1
Harris    67    2
Johnson    67    2
Pierce    67    4
Meriwether    66    1
Oconee    66    0
Polk    66    0
Walker    65    0
Brooks    64    7
Peach    63    2
Bryan    60    4
Putnam    58    6
Greene    57    5
Washington    57    1
Oglethorpe    56    4
Catoosa    55    0
McDuffie    51    4
Murray    47    1
Bulloch    44    2
Liberty    44    0
Pike    44    2
Bacon    43    1
Elbert    42    0
Ben Hill    40    0
Lamar    40    1
Marion    40    1
Toombs    40    4
Wilkinson    40    3
Effingham    38    1
Camden    37    1
Banks    36    0
Monroe    35    4
Union    35    1
Dodge    34    1
Fannin    34    1
Miller    34    0
Pulaski    34    1
Seminole    34    2
Stewart    34    0
Baker    33    2
Morgan    33    0
Pickens    33    2
Cook    32    2
Haralson    32    2
Jones    30    0
Bleckley    29    0
Clinch    29    0
Madison    29    1
Telfair    28    0
Clay    27    3
Talbot    27    1
Wilkes    27    0
Brantley    26    2
Franklin    26    1
Jasper    25    0
Emanuel    24    1
Jeff Davis    24    1
Irwin    22    1
Taylor    21    2
Atkinson    20    1
Towns    20    1
Berrien    19    0
Crawford    18    0
Hart    18    0
Charlton    17    1
Dade    17    1
Jefferson    17    1
Jenkins    17    1
Screven    17    1
Chattooga    16    2
Heard    15    1
Schley    15    1
Warren    15    0
Chattahoochee    14    0
Rabun    14    1
Wayne    13    0
Lincoln    12    0
Lanier    11    2
Webster    10    2
Candler    9    0
Tattnall    9    0
Twiggs    8    0
Echols    7    0
McIntosh    7    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    914    2
Non-Georgia Resident    1554    24



APD reported 14 positive COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields announced to the city council on Monday that in eight weeks, 14 employees tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, nine have returned to work. 

Shields said the department decontaminated 150 facilities and 360 vehicles.

Employees within the department are getting temperature checks, prior to beginning their shifts, and must wear masks. 

Gov. Kemp, state officials to give update

The governor's office announced a media briefing on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the State Capitol. 

Gov. Brian Kemp, Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Homer Bryson, and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Tom Carden will be at the event.

You can watch it live on 11Alive.com or on the 11Alive YouTube channel

Trails reopen at area national parks

Trails at two Atlanta area national parks have reopened. 

Visitors on Monday could access all trails and some parking areas at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and enter both parks for free. 

Officials planned to keep a close eye for any crowds or other violations of public health guidance.  

New 1 p.m. numbers released 

The Georgia Department of Health announced new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. As of 1 p.m., there are 33,927 confirmed cases of the virus and 1,441 deaths reported. This is up from the 33,508 confirmed cases and 1,405 deaths that they announced on Sunday evening.

Of the 33,927 confirmed cases, 3,516 are in Fulton, 2,544 are in DeKalb, 2,457 are in Gwinnett, 2,176 are in Cobb and 2,026 are in Hall. For a breakdown by county, view the 11Alive interactive map.

They said 6,015 patients have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

COUNTY - CASES - DEATHS

Fulton    3516    145
DeKalb    2544    71
Gwinnett    2457    92
Cobb    2176    118
Hall    2026    29
Dougherty    1597    128
Non-Georgia Resident    1571    23
Unknown    978    2
Clayton    933    34
Cherokee    609    18
Henry    605    14
Richmond    446    16
Douglas    417    11
Sumter    400    33
Carroll    395    18
Forsyth    391    10
Habersham    386    16
Muscogee    374    14
Bibb    367    15
Bartow    363    33
Mitchell    352    32
Lee    340    22
Chatham    304    12
Houston    285    15
Coweta    278    4
Baldwin    272    13
Newton    260    8
Upson    250    24
Thomas    244    26
Rockdale    243    7
Spalding    235    11
Early    225    26
Paulding    224    10
Colquitt    208    10
Fayette    200    12
Terrell    198    23
Barrow    194    6
Clarke    188    13
Troup    187    5
Crisp    185    7
Lowndes    185    4
Columbia    183    5
Worth    183    13
Butts    181    17
Coffee    177    10
Randolph    168    21
Ware    165    12
Floyd    157    12
Tift    156    6
Whitfield    154    6
Walton    152    7
Dooly    146    12
Hancock    128    3
Jackson    124    3
Gordon    122    16
Calhoun    117    5
Decatur    109    3
Burke    108    4
Gilmer    98    0
Wilcox    95    12
Appling    93    10
Stephens    91    1
White    88    1
Macon    85    5
Grady    83    4
Laurens    82    1
Dawson    81    1
Turner    78    12
Lumpkin    76    1
Glynn    73    1
Harris    67    2
Pierce    67    4
Johnson    66    2
Meriwether    66    1
Oconee    66    0
Polk    66    0
Walker    65    0
Brooks    64    7
Peach    62    2
Bryan    60    4
Greene    57    5
Washington    57    1
Oglethorpe    56    4
Putnam    55    6
Catoosa    53    0
McDuffie    51    4
Murray    47    1
Bulloch    44    2
Liberty    44    0
Pike    44    2
Bacon    43    1
Elbert    42    0
Ben Hill    40    0
Lamar    40    1
Marion    40    1
Toombs    40    4
Wilkinson    40    3
Effingham    38    1
Camden    37    1
Banks    36    0
Monroe    35    4
Union    35    1
Fannin    34    1
Miller    34    0
Pulaski    34    1
Seminole    34    2
Baker    33    2
Morgan    33    0
Pickens    33    2
Stewart    33    0
Cook    32    2
Dodge    32    1
Haralson    32    2
Jones    30    0
Bleckley    29    0
Clinch    29    0
Madison    29    1
Telfair    28    0
Clay    27    3
Talbot    27    1
Wilkes    27    0
Brantley    26    2
Franklin    26    1
Jasper    25    0
Emanuel    24    1
Jeff Davis    24    1
Irwin    22    1
Taylor    21    2
Atkinson    20    1
Towns    20    1
Berrien    19    0
Crawford    18    0
Hart    18    0
Charlton    17    1
Dade    17    1
Jefferson    17    1
Jenkins    17    1
Screven    17    1
Chattooga    16    2
Schley    15    1
Warren    15    0
Chattahoochee    14    0
Heard    14    1
Rabun    14    1
Wayne    13    0
Lincoln    12    0
Lanier    11    2
Webster    10    2
Candler    9    0
Tattnall    9    0
Twiggs    8    0
McIntosh    7    0
Echols    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

Duluth City Hall, public works to reopen

City offices in Duluth at City Hall and the Public Works facility will reopen to the public on Thursday, they said. Municipal Court will reopen to the public on Monday, May 18. All Parks and Recreation buildings will remain closed.

For Municipal Court, only the defendant and counsel will be allowed in the courtroom, unless the defendant needs an interpreter, or if the defendant is under 21, in which case, one parent can accompany the defendant.

They said masks will be required for those conducting business in person. 

Johns Creek opening some parks

The City of Johns Creek plans to re-open select public parks and facilities on Friday, May 15. 

Walking trails, park restrooms, picnic pavilions tennis courts and athletic fields (no organized play) will open. 

The following facilities will remain closed:

  • Basketball Courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Newtown Dog Park
  • Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater
  • Park Place Senior Center
  • Newtown Park Community Clubhouse
  • Autrey Mill Nature Preserve’s Visitors Center & Indoor Facilities

Dept. of Public Health releasing data on new schedule

The Georgia Department of Public Health announced that beginning today, they'd release new data three times a day at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

"This change will enable more consistent reporting while still providing timely and actionable data," they said. 

As of 9 a.m., there were 33,833 cases confirmed in Georgia with 1,405 deaths. 

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