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Coronavirus in Georgia: Confirmed cases rise to 6,742, deaths to 219 in April 5 evening update

Hospitalizations sit at 1,296 - or about 19.22 percent of confirmed cases in the state.

ATLANTA — For the latest, check the coronavirus blog for April 6.

Below is an archive

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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.

We will continue to track the most important coronavirus elements relating to Georgia on this page. Refresh often for new information.

This is updated information for Sunday, April 5. For information from Saturday, April 4, please visit this page.

Key Facts: 

Confirmed cases rise to 6,742, deaths to 219 in evening update

The latest update on coronavirus in Georgia provided at 7 p.m. on Sunday suggests that the total confirmed cases in the state have risen to 6,742. Deaths have risen to 219. Hospitalizations are at 1,296 or 19.22 percent of all confirmed cases in the state.

Here is a breakdown of cases by county in the state. The first number is the total number of cases. The second number is the total number of deaths.

Fulton    970    28

Dougherty    688    31

Dekalb    549    9

Cobb    474    24

Gwinnett    410    7

Clayton    238    9

Henry    168    3

Bartow    160    7

Carroll    158    2

Lee    138    9

Cherokee    124    5

Hall    117    0

Douglas    91    5

Chatham    90    3

Sumter    83    4

Floyd    82    3

Rockdale    77    2

Forsyth    73    1

Early    70    1

Coweta    67    2

Fayette    67    4

Clarke    62    8

Houston    62    6

Terrell    58    2

Mitchell    56    1

Newton    55    2

Colquitt    51    3

Paulding    51    0

Richmond    51    1

Bibb    39    1

Lowndes    37    1

Muscogee    37    0

Worth    37    2

Columbia    36    0

Tift    34    0

Troup    34    1

Glynn    29    0

Crisp    28    0

Thomas    28    0

Spalding    26    2

Barrow    25    2

Oconee    24    0

Gordon    23    2

Walton    21    2

Polk    18    0

Randolph    18    0

Ware    18    3

Bryan    17    1

Calhoun    17    1

Decatur    17    0

Dawson    16    0

Pierce    16    0

Whitfield    16    1

Baldwin    15    1

Coffee    15    0

Dooly    15    1

Jackson    15    0

Laurens    15    0

Miller    14    0

Liberty    13    0

Peach    13    1

Upson    13    0

Butts    12    0

Effingham    12    1

Greene    12    0

Turner    12    0

Meriwether    11    0

Haralson    10    0

Burke    9    0

Camden    9    0

Lumpkin    9    0

Monroe    9    1

Murray    9    0

Pickens    9    1

Seminole    9    0

Fannin    8    0

Bacon    7    0

Clay    7    0

Harris    7    0

Lamar    7    0

Madison    7    1

Brooks    6    0

Catoosa    6    0

Dodge    6    0

Irwin    6    0

Jones    6    0

Mcduffie    6    1

Pulaski    6    0

Schley    6    0

Stephens    6    0

Washington    6    0

Appling    5    0

Baker    5    1

Bulloch    5    0

Franklin    5    0

Lincoln    5    0

Pike    5    0

Toombs    5    1

Warren    5    0

Ben Hill    4    0

Macon    4    0

Talbot    4    0

Telfair    4    0

White    4    0

Banks    3    0

Berrien    3    0

Chattooga    3    0

Grady    3    0

Hart    3    0

Jasper    3    0

Jefferson    3    0

Johnson    3    0

Rabun    3    0

Tattnall    3    0

Walker    3    0

Wilkes    3    0

Candler    2    0

Charlton    2    0

Chattahoochee    2    0

Clinch    2    0

Habersham    2    0

Heard    2    1

Jenkins    2    0

Marion    2    0

Mcintosh    2    0

Morgan    2    0

Putnam    2    0

Screven    2    0

Taylor    2    0

Twiggs    2    0

Webster    2    0

Wilkinson    2    0

Bleckley    1    0

Cook    1    0

Crawford    1    0

Dade    1    1

Elbert    1    0

Emanuel    1    0

Gilmer    1    0

Lanier    1    0

Long    1    0

Oglethorpe    1    1

Quitman    1    0

Stewart    1    0

Towns    1    0

Union    1    0

Wayne    1    0

Wheeler    1    0

Wilcox    1    0

Unknown    283    5

*Based on patient county of residence when known

Georgia prisoner dies from coronavirus complications

A Georgia inmate has died from complications tied to COVID-19, the state's Department of Corrections confirmed on Saturday. 

In a statement, the Georgia Department of Corrections said that the offender, who had been housed at Lee State Prison, had underlying medical conditions and had been hospitalized in Albany since March 18. He was pronounced dead at 9:55 p.m. on Friday.

The Georgia Department of Corrections first reported on possible cases at the facility on March 20.

A page provided by the state agency reports 24 staff and 15 prisoners have tested positive for coronavirus across its state prison system since the pandemic was first declared.

Lee State Prison, which is a short distance from the hard-hit Dougherty County area of Georgia, makes up a majority of the confirmed cases in the system with nine staff members and seven offenders.

Currently, it lists one death of a Lee State Prison inmate as the only one in the state believed to be tied to COVID-19. However, the agency previously reported on March 30 that it had one death at that time, suggesting this is the second person in the system to die from the illness.

The site also lists four offenders having the virus at county or private facilities.

Cobb Schools to students: Accept March grade as final or use digital score to improve

Cobb County School Superintendent Chris Ragsdale said in a note to parents Friday that while the system's buildings would not be open for the rest of the year, the education process has not stopped.

“We continue to make decisions based first on student and staff safety and in consultation with the Georgia Department of Health and the Governor’s office," Ragsdale said.

No students' grades at the conclusion of the school year will be any lower than it was on Friday, March 13. Students will be given a choice to accept their grades as of that date, or continue to earn grades for the remainder of the school year in order to improve their grades. Work submitted after March 13 would be used to improve students' grades.

Grades for students in grades K-8 would be reported as pass/fail. High school courses would be reported as standard grades for GPA calculation purposes. Any student who was on track to graduate as of Friday, March 13, 2020, will receive credit for all courses for which they were enrolled in on or before that date.

The school system says they are actively evaluating all options in relation to graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020. Once decisions have been finalized, they will be communicated as soon as possible.

Coronavirus cases rise to 6,647; Total deaths in Georgia up to 211

The Georgia Department of Public Health says there are 6,647 total cases of COVID-19 as of noon on Sunday. The new data indicates that 19.3 percent of those individuals -- or 1,283 of them, have been hospitalized. State officials said there have been 211 deaths. 

Fulton County still sees the largest number of cases of coronavirus with 962. 27 of the deaths occurred in that county. Dougherty County, however, remains the location with the largest death toll from COVID-19 infection in Georgia. Thirty people have passed away there. That county has 686 cases reported.

DeKalb County has 543 cases, Cobb County has 456, Gwinnett with 408, Clayton with 238, Henry at 167, Bartow with 160, Carroll with 158 and Lee County with 136 cases, round out the top ten counties in terms of number of cases in Georgia, according to the DPH.

Credit: Georgia Department of Public Health
Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Georgia as of Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 12 p.m., ET.

Below is a list of cases and deaths by county. The first number is cases and the second is deaths.

Fulton    962    27
Dougherty    686    30
Dekalb    543    9
Cobb    456    23
Gwinnett    408    7
Clayton    238    9
Henry    167    3
Bartow    160    7
Carroll    158    2
Lee    136    8
Cherokee    122    5
Hall    117    0
Douglas    86    5
Chatham    83    3
Sumter    83    4
Floyd    80    3
Rockdale    76    2
Forsyth    72    1
Coweta    67    2
Fayette    67    4
Early    64    1
Clarke    62    8
Houston    62    6
Terrell    58    2
Newton    55    1
Mitchell    53    1
Richmond    51    1
Colquitt    50    3
Paulding    50    0
Bibb    40    1
Lowndes    37    1
Columbia    36    0
Muscogee    36    0
Worth    36    1
Tift    34    0
Troup    34    1
Glynn    29    0
Crisp    28    0
Spalding    26    2
Thomas    26    0
Barrow    25    2
Oconee    24    0
Gordon    23    2
Walton    19    1
Polk    18    0
Randolph    18    0
Ware    18    3
Decatur    17    0
Bryan    16    1
Dawson    16    0
Pierce    16    0
Whitfield    16    1
Calhoun    15    1
Coffee    15    0
Dooly    15    1
Jackson    15    0
Laurens    15    0
Baldwin    14    1
Peach    13    1
Upson    13    0
Greene    12    0
Turner    12    0
Butts    11    0
Meriwether    11    0
Haralson    10    0
Liberty    10    0
Miller    10    0
Burke    9    0
Camden    9    0
Effingham    9    0
Lumpkin    9    0
Monroe    9    1
Murray    9    0
Pickens    9    1
Fannin    8    0
Seminole    8    0
Clay    7    0
Harris    7    0
Lamar    7    0
Madison    7    1
Bacon    6    0
Brooks    6    0
Catoosa    6    0
Irwin    6    0
Jones    6    0
Mcduffie    6    1
Pulaski    6    0
Schley    6    0
Stephens    6    0
Washington    6    0
Appling    5    0
Baker    5    1
Bulloch    5    0
Dodge    5    0
Franklin    5    0
Lincoln    5    0
Pike    5    0
Toombs    5    1
Warren    5    0
Ben Hill    4    0
Jasper    4    0
Macon    4    0
Talbot    4    0
Telfair    4    0
White    4    0
Banks    3    0
Berrien    3    0
Chattooga    3    0
Grady    3    0
Hart    3    0
Jefferson    3    0
Johnson    3    0
Rabun    3    0
Tattnall    3    0
Walker    3    0
Wilkes    3    0
Candler    2    0
Charlton    2    0
Chattahoochee    2    0
Clinch    2    0
Habersham    2    0
Heard    2    1
Jenkins    2    0
Marion    2    0
Mcintosh    2    0
Morgan    2    0
Putnam    2    0
Screven    2    0
Taylor    2    0
Twiggs    2    0
Webster    2    0
Wilkinson    2    0
Bleckley    1    0
Cook    1    0
Crawford    1    0
Dade    1    1
Elbert    1    0
Emanuel    1    0
Gilmer    1    0
Lanier    1    0
Long    1    0
Oglethorpe    1    1
Quitman    1    0
Stewart    1    0
Towns    1    0
Union    1    0
Wayne    1    0
Wheeler    1    0
Wilcox    1    0
Unknown    278    5
*Based on patient county of residence when known

Easter Sunrise services at Stone Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain canceled

Two metro Atlanta mainstays of the Easter season -- the Sunday morning service at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and the Easter Sunrise Service at the top of Stone Mountain -- have been cancelled. 

The Kiwanis and Rotary clubs of Marietta, who jointly sponsor the Kennesaw Mountain service said they are calling off this year's event due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus. 

The annual Easter Sunrise Service at the top of Stone Mountain has also been called off. 

"Due to the quickly evolving global crisis caused by COVID-19, and for the health and well-being of our employees and guests, Stone Mountain Park attractions remain temporarily closed. The natural areas and hiking trails remain open," the park said in a statement.

Coronavirus cases increase to 6383, deaths to 208 in Georgia in evening update

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Georgia has increased to 6,383 on Saturday evening - up from 6,160 at lunch. Reported COVID-19 deaths have also increased from 201 to 208 since noon. The latest numbers also suggest that 19.83 percent of confirmed cases result in hospitalization.

Fulton County continues to have the highest number of these cases with 959 along with 26 deaths. Dougherty County has the second-highest number of cases with 685 but the highest number of deaths with 30. Counties in the extended metro-Atlanta area round out the top nine areas in the state.

Below is a list of cases and deaths by county. The first number is cases and the second is deaths.

Fulton    959    26

Dougherty    685    30

Dekalb    539    9

Cobb    453    23

Gwinnett    400    8

Clayton    235    9

Henry    167    3

Bartow    160    7

Carroll    158    2

Lee    134    8

Cherokee    120    5

Hall    117    0

Douglas    84    4

Sumter    83    4

Chatham    81    3

Floyd    80    3

Rockdale    75    2

Forsyth    71    1

Fayette    66    4

Coweta    64    2

Early    64    1

Clarke    62    8

Houston    59    6

Terrell    57    2

Mitchell    53    1

Newton    52    1

Richmond    51    1

Paulding    50    0

Colquitt    49    3

Lowndes    37    1

Bibb    36    1

Columbia    36    0

Worth    36    1

Muscogee    35    0

Tift    34    0

Troup    33    1

Crisp    28    0

Glynn    28    0

Spalding    26    2

Thomas    26    0

Barrow    25    2

Oconee    24    0

Gordon    23    2

Polk    18    0

Randolph    18    0

Walton    18    0

Ware    18    3

Dawson    16    0

Decatur    16    0

Pierce    16    0

Whitfield    16    1

Bryan    15    1

Calhoun    15    1

Coffee    15    0

Dooly    15    1

Jackson    15    0

Laurens    15    0

Greene    12    0

Turner    12    0

Upson    12    0

Baldwin    11    1

Meriwether    11    0

Butts    10    0

Haralson    10    0

Liberty    10    0

Miller    10    0

Peach    10    1

Burke    9    0

Effingham    9    0

Lumpkin    9    0

Murray    9    0

Pickens    9    1

Fannin    8    0

Seminole    8    0

Clay    7    0

Lamar    7    0

Madison    7    1

Monroe    7    1

Pulaski    7    0

Bacon    6    0

Camden    6    0

Catoosa    6    0

Harris    6    0

Irwin    6    0

Jones    6    0

Mcduffie    6    1

Schley    6    0

Stephens    6    0

Appling    5    0

Baker    5    1

Brooks    5    0

Bulloch    5    0

Dodge    5    0

Franklin    5    0

Lincoln    5    0

Pike    5    0

Toombs    5    1

Warren    5    0

Washington    5    0

Ben Hill    4    0

Jasper    4    0

Macon    4    0

Telfair    4    0

White    4    0

Banks    3    0

Berrien    3    0

Chattooga    3    0

Grady    3    0

Hart    3    0

Jefferson    3    0

Rabun    3    0

Talbot    3    0

Tattnall    3    0

Walker    3    0

Wilkes    3    0

Chattahoochee    2    0

Clinch    2    0

Habersham    2    0

Heard    2    1

Jenkins    2    0

Johnson    2    0

Marion    2    0

Mcintosh    2    0

Morgan    2    0

Putnam    2    0

Screven    2    0

Taylor    2    0

Twiggs    2    0

Wilcox    2    0

Wilkinson    2    0

Bleckley    1    0

Candler    1    0

Charlton    1    0

Cook    1    0

Dade    1    1

Elbert    1    0

Emanuel    1    0

Gilmer    1    0

Lanier    1    0

Long    1    0

Oglethorpe    1    1

Quitman    1    0

Stewart    1    0

Towns    1    0

Union    1    0

Wayne    1    0

Webster    1    0

Wheeler    1    0

Unknown    88    4

*Based on patient county of residence when known

Things to know on Sunday

  • Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett tests positive for COVID-19 while in precautionary quarantine
  • Delta Air Lines confirms some of its employees have confirmed positive for COVID-19. The air carrier's pilot's union said on its website, at least 48 pilots had tested positive.
  • McKesson, a Texas-based pharmaceutical firm with offices and resources in metro Atlanta, has been given the go-ahead to expedite manufacturing of PPE equipment.
  • Atlanta's sports teams came together to provide a message of solidarity, support and hope on #404Day

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