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Coronavirus in Georgia on Saturday, April 25

The Georgia Department of Public Health is monitoring the latest data statewide.

ATLANTA — For the latest updates, please visit our blog from Sunday, April 26.

This is an archive of information from Saturday, April 25. 

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According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, there are 23,216 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state as of Saturday evening. The number of deaths from the virus is at 907 across the state.  Scroll down to read more.

This increase continues unabated, even as the state began the process on Friday of reopening for some business activity at the encouragement of Gov. Kemp.

Here's what's set to be allowed starting today under Gov. Brian Kemp's order:

  • gyms and fitness centers
  • bowling alleys
  • body art studios
  • barbers, cosmetologists, and hair designers
  • nail care artists
  • estheticians and their respective schools
  • massage therapists

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.

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.

Key Facts: 

  • 907 deaths from the novel coronavirus in Georgia, an increase of three from noon on Saturday. There were 899 deaths reported as of 7 p.m. Friday night.
  • 23,216 confirmed cases across the state, an increase of 521 from the count at noon Thursday. Officials said 22,695 cases were reported at noon Saturday.
  • Gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, hair designers, cosmetologists, nail care artists, estheticians and their respective schools, and massage therapists were permitted to reopen by Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday, April 24, subject to social distancing guidelines.
  • Eat-in restaurants and movie theaters will be permitted to reopen on Monday, April 27 under the governor's order, also under strict social distancing guidelines.
  • Statewide shelter-in-place order will expire on April 30
  • All public schools in Georgia closed through the end of the school year
  • Public Health Emergency remains in effect until May 13

Saturday, April 25, 2020

23,216 confirmed cases; 907 deaths

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, there are 23,216 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state as of Saturday evening. The number of deaths from the virus is at 907 across the state. 

Of those confirmed to have the virus, about 18.75 percent have been hospitalized - or 4,353 people.

Here is a listing, county-by-county of the number of confirmed cases and deaths in Georgia: 

Fulton    2543    91

Dekalb    1788    36

Dougherty    1470    108

Gwinnett    1460    46

Cobb    1395    74

Hall    1032    9

Clayton    642    21

Henry    436    10

Cherokee    368    10

Richmond    355    14

Sumter    350    21

Carroll    325    11

Lee    299    18

Mitchell    287    25

Bartow    283    28

Douglas    276    8

Muscogee    270    4

Forsyth    249    8

Bibb    247    6

Chatham    206    6

Houston    206    13

Upson    196    14

Early    194    15

Spalding    189    8

Coweta    187    4

Baldwin    180    6

Habersham    170    3

Newton    166    6

Colquitt    165    6

Terrell    165    17

Rockdale    162    6

Fayette    161    8

Paulding    159    7

Thomas    157    16

Randolph    153    19

Crisp    151    2

Worth    140    9

Columbia    138    2

Floyd    133    10

Lowndes    131    4

Clarke    127    13

Butts    125    2

Troup    122    4

Barrow    111    3

Dooly    108    7

Ware    105    8

Coffee    103    4

Tift    100    3

Walton    97    3

Calhoun    86    3

Gordon    81    10

Jackson    75    1

Burke    71    3

Macon    68    3

Wilcox    68    6

Whitfield    63    4

Turner    62    6

Decatur    60    1

Walker    59    0

Stephens    56    1

Harris    55    2

Oconee    55    0

Appling    54    4

Greene    53    1

Laurens    52    1

Pierce    52    2

Dawson    51    1

Glynn    51    1

Meriwether    49    0

Grady    48    3

Oglethorpe    48    3

Bryan    47    2

Catoosa    46    0

Polk    45    0

Mcduffie    43    4

Brooks    39    6

Pike    39    2

Marion    38    1

White    38    0

Peach    37    2

Gilmer    36    0

Johnson    36    2

Liberty    35    0

Bulloch    34    2

Effingham    34    1

Washington    34    1

Lamar    33    0

Putnam    31    3

Wilkinson    30    2

Lumpkin    29    0

Camden    28    1

Miller    28    0

Union    28    2

Seminole    27    2

Toombs    27    3

Haralson    26    1

Jones    26    0

Telfair    26    0

Morgan    24    0

Murray    24    0

Ben Hill    23    0

Dodge    23    0

Madison    23    1

Wilkes    22    0

Bacon    21    1

Brantley    21    2

Fannin    21    0

Talbot    21    1

Clay    20    2

Jasper    20    0

Pickens    20    2

Pulaski    20    1

Towns    20    0

Baker    19    2

Emanuel    19    0

Monroe    19    1

Banks    18    0

Franklin    17    0

Hancock    17    0

Stewart    17    0

Berrien    16    0

Cook    16    1

Dade    16    1

Elbert    16    0

Jenkins    16    1

Schley    16    1

Taylor    16    2

Irwin    15    1

Crawford    14    0

Screven    14    1

Chattooga    13    1

Jefferson    13    1

Warren    12    0

Jeff Davis    11    1

Wayne    11    0

Lincoln    10    0

Bleckley    9    0

Heard    9    1

Rabun    9    0

Chattahoochee    8    0

Lanier    8    1

Twiggs    8    0

Atkinson    7    0

Candler    7    0

Charlton    7    0

Clinch    7    0

Webster    7    0

Hart    6    0

Tattnall    6    0

Echols    5    0

Evans    4    0

Mcintosh    4    0

Long    3    0

Quitman    3    1

Wheeler    3    0

Montgomery    2    0

Treutlen    2    0

Unknown    608    1

Non-Georgia Resident    991    10

CDC names six new symptoms of COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added six new symptoms of the novel coronavirus to its list presented on its official website. The original list of symptoms included fever, cough and shortness of breath.

As of April 24, 2020, the CDC has included these new symptoms in its official description:

  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

While some of these symptoms -- most particularly a loss of taste or smell -- has been mentioned by individuals who have exhibited the primary symptoms or who have been diagnosed, this is the first time that the CDC has officially included the symptom among those which should be watched for.

The symptoms, according to the agency, may appear anywhere from 2-to-14 days after exposure to the virus. Officials emphasize that the list is not at all exclusive.

RELATED: CDC names six new symptoms of coronavirus

There are 22,695 confirmed cases; 904 deaths

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, there are 22,695 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state as of early Saturday afternoon. The number of deaths from the virus is at 904 across the state. 

Fulton County is reporting the highest number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus with 2,509. Other counties with more than 1,000 cases include DeKalb with 1,734, Dougherty with 1,467; Gwinnett with 1,421; Cobb with 1,377 and Hall County with 1,027.

The death toll continues to rise across the state. Dougherty County has the highest number of fatalities reported, with 108. Other counties with 25 or more include Fulton County with 91, Cobb County with 73, Gwinnett County with 46, DeKalb County with 36, Bartow County with 28 and Mitchell County with 25.

The percentage of those hospitalized remains at about 19.06 percent, or 4,326 persons statewide.

For a statewide breakdown by county, please visit our interactive map page.

Here is a listing, county-by-county of the number of confirmed cases and deaths in Georgia: 

County - Cases - Deaths

Fulton    2509    91
Dekalb    1734    36
Dougherty    1467    108
Gwinnett    1421    46
Cobb    1377    73
Hall    1027    9
Clayton    632    21
Henry    424    10
Cherokee    371    10
Richmond    355    14
Sumter    349    21
Carroll    321    11
Lee    297    18
Mitchell    288    25
Douglas    276    8
Bartow    274    28
Muscogee    260    4
Bibb    244    6
Forsyth    244    8
Chatham    206    6
Houston    206    13
Upson    194    14
Early    188    15
Coweta    187    4
Baldwin    169    6
Spalding    169    8
Colquitt    166    6
Habersham    165    3
Terrell    164    17
Rockdale    160    6
Newton    159    6
Fayette    158    8
Thomas    157    16
Paulding    156    7
Randolph    152    18
Crisp    151    2
Worth    138    9
Columbia    137    2
Floyd    131    10
Lowndes    131    4
Clarke    127    13
Butts    125    2
Troup    122    4
Barrow    111    3
Dooly    108    7
Ware    103    8
Coffee    100    4
Tift    99    3
Walton    92    3
Calhoun    85    3
Gordon    78    10
Jackson    75    1
Burke    71    3
Macon    68    3
Wilcox    68    6
Turner    62    6
Whitfield    62    4
Decatur    59    1
Walker    59    0
Stephens    56    1
Harris    55    2
Oconee    55    0
Appling    54    4
Laurens    52    1
Pierce    52    2
Dawson    51    1
Glynn    51    1
Greene    51    1
Meriwether    49    0
Grady    48    3
Oglethorpe    48    3
Bryan    47    2
Catoosa    46    0
Polk    43    0
Mcduffie    42    4
Brooks    39    6
Pike    39    2
White    38    0
Peach    37    2
Johnson    36    2
Liberty    35    0
Marion    35    1
Bulloch    34    2
Effingham    34    1
Gilmer    33    0
Washington    33    1
Lamar    32    0
Putnam    31    3
Wilkinson    30    2
Lumpkin    29    0
Camden    28    1
Seminole    27    2
Union    27    2
Haralson    26    1
Toombs    26    3
Miller    25    0
Morgan    25    0
Telfair    25    0
Jones    24    0
Ben Hill    23    0
Dodge    22    0
Murray    22    0
Wilkes    22    0
Fannin    21    0
Madison    21    1
Talbot    21    1
Bacon    20    1
Brantley    20    2
Clay    20    2
Jasper    20    0
Pickens    20    2
Pulaski    20    1
Towns    20    0
Baker    19    2
Emanuel    19    0
Monroe    19    1
Banks    18    0
Stewart    17    0
Cook    16    1
Dade    16    1
Elbert    16    0
Franklin    16    0
Hancock    16    0
Jenkins    16    1
Schley    16    1
Taylor    16    2
Irwin    15    1
Berrien    14    0
Crawford    14    0
Screven    14    1
Chattooga    13    1
Jefferson    13    1
Warren    12    0
Wayne    11    0
Jeff Davis    10    1
Lincoln    10    0
Bleckley    9    0
Heard    9    1
Rabun    9    0
Chattahoochee    8    0
Lanier    8    1
Twiggs    8    0
Atkinson    7    0
Candler    7    0
Charlton    7    0
Clinch    7    0
Webster    7    0
Hart    6    0
Tattnall    6    0
Echols    5    0
Evans    4    0
Mcintosh    4    0
Quitman    3    1
Wheeler    3    0
Long    2    0
Montgomery    2    0
Treutlen    2    0
Unknown    441    0
Non-Georgia Resident    957    10

*Based on patient county of residence when known

Cobb County reopens access to popular trails

Cobb County officials decided to reopen three popular trails on Saturday -- the Silver Comet Trail, the Noonday Creek Trail and the Bob Callen Trail.

Access to the Silver Comet Trail is also open to residents in Paulding County.

In Cobb, officials are also opening 14 "passive parks" -- or areas of low-intensity recreation.

Officials said the trails and parks are areas where people can safely social distance.

RELATED: Cobb County reopens access to popular trails

2,512 cases of COVID-19 among residents of nursing homes, long-term care facilities included on state's report on Friday

The Georgia Department of Community Health said that there were 2,512 confirmed positive cases of the novel coronavirus among residents in 299 long-term care facilities around the state as of Friday afternoon. 

The report indicated that 1,277 staff members had contracted the virus. The death toll among those individuals has reached 377, according to the report.

The highest total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among nursing care residents are at two facilities in Dougherty County -- one with 116 confirmed cases and a second with 59 cases. A third facility, in neighboring Randolph County, has 55 confirmed cases of coronavirus among the residents.

Total confirmed cases on Saturday morning remain at 22,491 with 899 deaths

The Georgia Department of Health announced new cases of COVID-19 on Friday evening. There are 22,491 confirmed cases of the virus and 899 deaths reported. This is up 344 from the count at noon on Friday. 

Of the 22,491 confirmed cases, 2500 are in Fulton, 1721 are in DeKalb, 1465 are in Dougherty, 1368 are in Cobb and 1382 are in Gwinnett. For a breakdown by county, view the 11Alive interactive map.

They said 4322 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19.

The agency will provide updated information at noon on Saturday.

A county-by-county listing of cases and deaths is listed below.

County - Cases - Deaths

Fulton    2500    91
Dekalb    1721    36
Dougherty    1465    108
Gwinnett    1382    46
Cobb    1368    72
Hall    1022    9
Clayton    629    21
Henry    419    10
Cherokee    367    10
Richmond    353    14
Sumter    348    21
Carroll    320    11
Lee    297    18
Mitchell    288    24
Douglas    276    8
Bartow    273    28
Muscogee    259    4
Bibb    244    5
Forsyth    241    8
Chatham    205    6
Houston    204    13
Upson    193    14
Early    188    15
Coweta    187    4
Baldwin    169    5
Colquitt    165    6
Habersham    165    3
Terrell    165    17
Fayette    158    8
Newton    158    6
Rockdale    158    6
Thomas    157    16
Paulding    156    7
Randolph    152    18
Crisp    149    2
Spalding    144    8
Worth    138    9
Columbia    137    2
Floyd    131    10
Lowndes    129    4
Clarke    127    13
Butts    125    2
Troup    122    4
Barrow    111    3
Dooly    106    7
Ware    103    8
Coffee    100    4
Tift    98    3
Walton    92    3
Calhoun    84    3
Gordon    75    10
Jackson    75    1
Burke    71    3
Wilcox    68    6
Macon    67    3
Turner    62    6
Whitfield    62    4
Decatur    59    1
Walker    59    0
Harris    55    2
Stephens    55    1
Oconee    54    0
Appling    53    4
Glynn    52    1
Pierce    52    2
Dawson    51    1
Greene    51    1
Laurens    50    1
Meriwether    49    0
Grady    48    3
Oglethorpe    48    3
Bryan    47    2
Catoosa    46    0
Polk    42    0
Brooks    39    6
Mcduffie    39    4
Pike    38    2
White    38    0
Peach    37    2
Johnson    36    1
Liberty    35    0
Marion    35    1
Bulloch    34    2
Effingham    34    1
Washington    33    1
Gilmer    31    0
Lamar    31    0
Putnam    31    3
Lumpkin    29    0
Wilkinson    29    2
Camden    28    1
Seminole    27    2
Union    27    2
Haralson    26    1
Toombs    26    3
Morgan    25    0
Jones    24    0
Miller    24    0
Dodge    22    0
Murray    22    0
Wilkes    22    0
Ben Hill    21    0
Fannin    21    0
Madison    21    1
Talbot    21    1
Bacon    20    1
Brantley    20    2
Clay    20    2
Jasper    20    0
Pickens    20    2
Pulaski    20    1
Telfair    20    0
Towns    20    0
Baker    19    2
Emanuel    19    0
Monroe    19    1
Banks    18    0
Stewart    17    0
Dade    16    1
Franklin    16    0
Hancock    16    0
Schley    16    1
Cook    15    1
Elbert    15    0
Irwin    15    1
Jenkins    15    1
Berrien    14    0
Crawford    14    0
Screven    14    1
Taylor    14    2
Chattooga    13    1
Jefferson    13    1
Warren    12    0
Wayne    11    0
Jeff Davis    10    1
Lincoln    10    0
Bleckley    9    0
Heard    9    1
Rabun    9    0
Chattahoochee    8    0
Lanier    8    1
Atkinson    7    0
Candler    7    0
Charlton    7    0
Clinch    7    0
Twiggs    7    0
Webster    7    0
Hart    6    0
Tattnall    6    0
Echols    5    0
Evans    4    0
Mcintosh    4    0
Quitman    3    1
Wheeler    3    0
Long    2    0
Montgomery    2    0
Treutlen    2    0
Unknown    447    0
Non-Georgia Resident    916    10

*Based on patient county of residence when known 

Things to know this morning

  • President Donald Trump, once again, took Gov. Brian Kemp to task Friday morning to task over his decision to begin reopening business in Georgia, this time on Twitter.
  • Georgia Power is donating 3-D printers to create medical face shields to Wellstar Paulding Hospital.
  • With some gyms, salons, tattoo parlors and bowling alleys opening on Friday, the next stop in Georgia is the opening of some restaurants on Monday.
  • Some of the restaurants opening Monday are owned by well-known individuals.

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