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Coronavirus in Georgia: Saturday, May 9

The last county in Georgia reporting no cases of COVID-19, now confirms a positive case of the virus.

ATLANTA — This is an archive of data from Saturday, May 9

For updated news and information from Sunday, May 10, please visit out daily blog 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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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 1,401 deaths in Georgia, with the state's earliest reported death on March 5. Over the last 14 days (4/26-5/9), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 34.64. Over the previous 14-day period (4/12-4/25), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 33.86. 
  • There have been 32,568 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 649.07. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 768.86. 
  • There have been 5,988 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 116.36. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in new patients was 130.07. 
  • 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 9, there were 1,179 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.

SW Georgia counties continue to lead in cases per capita, metro counties have highest totals

The latest numbers from the state released around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday show a continuing trend across the state in terms of cases. Fulton County leads in the number of cases with 3,384, hospitalizations with 625 and deaths with 144. The latter number now exceeds hard-hit Dougherty by 18.

Several metro Atlanta counties like Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Clayton have some of the highest confirmed case numbers.  But they're also considerably large counties in terms of population.

It's actually counties in southwest Georgia that continue to have the highest number of cases relative to their populations.  Randolph, Terrell and Early counties each have well over 2,000 confirmed cases per 100,000 residents. 

Despite these numbers, overall trends appear to be heading slightly downward for Georgia. The most recent 14-day average for cases, 649.07, is a considerable decrease from 768.86 over the most recent previous 14-day period.

The average daily increase in hospitalizations over a 14 day period has also decreased 130.07 to 116.36.

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

Below is a county-by-county breakdown:

County - Cases - Deaths

Randolph    168    21

Terrell    198    21

Early    226    26

Calhoun    116    5

Dougherty    1587    126

Mitchell    350    31

Hancock    127    3

Sumter    399    32

Lee    339    22

Wilcox    95    12

Dooly    141    12

Baker    31    2

Hall    2002    28

Turner    78    12

Upson    249    24

Clay    27    3

Worth    182    13

Habersham    386    16

Crisp    182    6

Butts    172    17

Johnson    66    2

Macon    81    4

Baldwin    270    12

Miller    32    0

Thomas    242    26

Stewart    31    0

Appling    90    10

Marion    39    1

Burke    103    4

Colquitt    207    10

Talbot    27    1

Wilkinson    39    2

Ware    155    12

Seminole    34    2

Decatur    109    2

Brooks    64    7

Coffee    174    9

Webster    10    2

Tift    152    6

Oglethorpe    56    4

Stephens    91    1

Grady    83    4

Spalding    232    11

Bacon    38    1

Pierce    65    3

Carroll    393    17

Bartow    361    31

DeKalb    2488    69

Pulaski    34    1

Meriwether    65    1

Fulton    3384    144

Greene    57    5

Gilmer    95    0

Clayton    901    34

Schley    15    1

Dawson    75    1

White    88    1

Wilkes    27    0

Warren    14    0

Cobb    2124    115

Washington    54    1

Douglas    399    11

Quitman    6    1

Troup    181    5

Clinch    17    0

Putnam    55    6

Gwinnett    2403    87

Henry    591    14

Rockdale    230    7

Atkinson    20    1

Bibb    365    15

Ben Hill    39    0

McDuffie    50    4

Peach    62    2

Taylor    18    2

Lumpkin    76    1

Newton    252    8

Barrow    193    5

Irwin    21    1

Cherokee    593    17

Richmond    444    16

Bleckley    28    0

Pike    41    2

Gordon    121    15

Lamar    39    1

Elbert    38    0

Jenkins    17    1

Muscogee    364    12

Harris    65    2

Houston    284    15

Banks    36    0

Telfair    28    0

Cook    31    1

Jasper    25    0

Coweta    264    4

Laurens    80    1

Morgan    32    0

Towns    20    1

Fayette    195    12

Jackson    123    3

Jeff Davis    24    1

Oconee    66    0

Walton    151    6

Floyd    157    12

Dodge    32    1

Lowndes    184    4

Crawford    19    0

Echols    6    0

Bryan    59    4

Polk    65    0

Toombs    40    3

Lincoln    12    0

Forsyth    366    10

Whitfield    149    6

Clarke    182    13

Union    34    1

Fannin    34    1

Paulding    222    10

Charlton    17    0

Brantley    24    2

Monroe    34    4

Screven    17    1

Murray    46    1

Heard    14    1

Columbia    179    5

Chattahoochee    12    0

Franklin    26    1

Jefferson    17    1

Jones    31    0

Haralson    32    2

Chatham    299    12

Emanuel    23    1

Dade    16    1

Twiggs    8    0

Berrien    19    0

Pickens    33    2

Lanier    10    2

Madison    29    1

Walker    64    0

Glynn    72    1

Rabun    14    1

Catoosa    53    0

Candler    8    0

Treutlen    5    0

Liberty    43    0

Camden    36    1

Chattooga    16    2

Wheeler    5    0

Hart    16    0

Taliaferro    1    0

Effingham    37    1

Bulloch    42    2

McIntosh    7    0

Evans    5    0

Montgomery    4    0

Wayne    13    0

Tattnall    9    0

Glascock    1    0

Long    5    0

Non-Georgia Resident    1108    22

Unknown    750    0

Hall County continues to emerge as new hotspot for COVID-19 case growth

As of midday Saturday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus continues to grow in parts of Georgia. 

The number of confirmed cases per 100,000 people in Hall County -- 968.75 -- is only surpassed by the rate in counties in parts of rural Georgia, primarily concentrated in the southwest corner near the previously identified hotspot in and around the Albany area.

On Saturday, the Department of Public Health reported a total number of confirmed cases in Hall County of 1,999 -- well above the number in most other areas of the state. 

Only the more populous metro Atlanta counties of Cobb (2,094), Gwinnett (2,365), DeKalb (2,473), and Fulton (3.374) have reported greater totals. Each of those counties is reporting lower cases per 100,000 people. 

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

Below is a county-by-county breakdown:

County - Cases - Deaths

Fulton    3374    144
DeKalb    2473    69
Gwinnett    2365    87
Cobb    2094    114
Hall    1999    28
Dougherty    1585    126
Clayton    894    34
Cherokee    585    17
Henry    581    14
Richmond    447    16
Douglas    399    11
Sumter    396    32
Carroll    391    17
Habersham    386    16
Bibb    385    15
Forsyth    366    10
Muscogee    363    12
Bartow    361    31
Mitchell    341    31
Lee    339    22
Chatham    292    12
Houston    289    15
Baldwin    267    12
Coweta    260    4
Newton    250    8
Upson    249    24
Thomas    239    26
Spalding    232    11
Rockdale    229    7
Early    226    26
Paulding    221    10
Colquitt    204    10
Terrell    198    21
Fayette    194    12
Barrow    193    5
Lowndes    186    4
Crisp    182    6
Worth    182    13
Clarke    181    13
Columbia    179    5
Troup    179    5
Butts    172    17
Coffee    172    9
Randolph    168    21
Floyd    157    12
Ware    155    12
Tift    151    6
Walton    149    6
Dooly    141    12
Whitfield    141    6
Jackson    122    3
Gordon    121    15
Hancock    120    3
Calhoun    115    5
Decatur    109    2
Burke    103    4
Wilcox    94    12
Gilmer    91    0
Stephens    91    1
Appling    89    10
White    87    1
Grady    83    4
Macon    81    4
Turner    78    12
Laurens    77    1
Lumpkin    76    1
Dawson    75    1
Glynn    72    1
Oconee    66    0
Polk    65    0
Brooks    64    7
Meriwether    64    1
Johnson    63    2
Peach    63    2
Harris    62    2
Walker    62    0
Bryan    59    4
Pierce    59    3
Greene    57    5
Oglethorpe    56    4
Putnam    54    6
Catoosa    53    0
Washington    53    1
McDuffie    50    4
Murray    45    1
Liberty    43    0
Bulloch    42    2
Pike    41    2
Toombs    40    3
Wilkinson    40    2
Ben Hill    39    0
Lamar    39    1
Marion    39    1
Effingham    37    1
Elbert    37    0
Bacon    35    1
Banks    35    0
Camden    35    1
Fannin    34    1
Monroe    34    4
Seminole    34    2
Union    34    1
Pulaski    33    1
Dodge    32    1
Haralson    32    2
Jones    32    0
Miller    32    0
Pickens    32    2
Baker    31    2
Cook    31    1
Madison    30    1
Morgan    30    0
Stewart    30    0
Telfair    28    0
Clay    27    3
Jasper    27    0
Talbot    27    1
Bleckley    26    0
Franklin    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
Clinch    17    0
Jefferson    17    1
Jenkins    17    1
Screven    17    1
Chattooga    16    2
Dade    16    1
Hart    16    0
Schley    15    1
Heard    14    1
Warren    14    0
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
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
Unknown    838    0
Non-Georgia Resident    1102    22


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