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Coronavirus in Georgia | Saturday, May 2

This is what happened in metro Atlanta and Georgia on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

ATLANTA — For current updates and information from Sunday, May 3, 2020, please visit our daily blog.

This is an archive of what took place on Saturday, May 2, 2020. 

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The Georgia Department of Public Health says that as of about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, there are 28,330 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. They indicated that there are 1,175 deaths reported. Scroll down to read more.

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.

Key Facts: 

  • 1,175 deaths reported from the novel coronavirus in Georgia as of 8:30 p.m. Saturday. This is an increase of 10 deaths over the 7 p.m. update on Friday. In comparison, on Monday at noon, the state agency said there were 942 deaths reported across the state.
  • 28,330 confirmed cases have been reported across the state as of 8:30 p.m. Saturday. This marks an increase of 838 cases statewide since 7 p.m. Friday and a marked increase versus the midday point on Friday when 27,023 cases were reported. 
  • 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 until June 12

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Saturday evening update: 28,330 confirmed, 1,175 deaths

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia have jumped by just shy of 200 since the noon update, the Georgia Department of Public Health's numbers showed at around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Deaths also rose slightly from 1,171 to 1,175 in the same time period.

Of Georgia's total cases, 5,388 have resulted in hospitalization with 1,249 of those being treated in the intensive care unit. 

Fulton County continues to lead in confirmed cases with 2,928 and is just two deaths below Dougherty County which has the most people reportedly deceased from COVID-19, 124.

Much smaller counties in southwest Georgia, while less dense than many in metro Atlanta, have much higher cases per 100,000 with Randolph, Terrell, and Early counties all showing more than 2,100 per 100,000. Randolph leads this measurement with 2,413.38 cases per 100,000. Each of these counties is reporting roughly 20 deaths each.

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

Here is the county-by-county breakdown for the state. The first number represents the number of confirmed cases and the second the number deaths:

Fulton    2928    122

DeKalb    2148    52

Gwinnett    1934    58

Cobb    1749    96

Hall    1694    22

Dougherty    1534    124

Non-Georgia Resident    1062    14

Clayton    777    33

Unknown    652    0

Henry    512    13

Cherokee    482    13

Richmond    415    16

Sumter    385    28

Carroll    383    14

Habersham    344    8

Douglas    335    11

Forsyth    331    10

Lee    327    20

Bartow    324    31

Muscogee    320    7

Bibb    319    11

Mitchell    319    31

Houston    237    14

Chatham    230    9

Baldwin    229    8

Upson    225    18

Spalding    215    10

Early    214    20

Coweta    213    4

Newton    205    7

Paulding    194    8

Rockdale    194    6

Thomas    191    19

Colquitt    188    10

Terrell    185    19

Fayette    181    10

Crisp    167    3

Columbia    163    4

Randolph    163    19

Worth    162    11

Lowndes    158    4

Clarke    156    13

Barrow    155    4

Troup    154    4

Butts    151    16

Floyd    145    11

Coffee    144    7

Walton    132    4

Dooly    131    9

Ware    129    11

Tift    126    5

Whitfield    118    4

Gordon    113    12

Jackson    108    2

Calhoun    103    4

Decatur    90    1

Wilcox    90    9

Stephens    87    1

Burke    86    3

Macon    81    3

White    78    0

Gilmer    73    0

Appling    72    6

Turner    69    8

Dawson    66    1

Oconee    65    0

Grady    64    4

Laurens    64    1

Lumpkin    63    2

Harris    61    2

Walker    60    0

Brooks    59    6

Glynn    59    1

Johnson    59    2

Polk    59    0

Hancock    57    2

Greene    56    2

Peach    56    2

Bryan    54    3

Meriwether    54    0

Pierce    53    3

Catoosa    51    0

Oglethorpe    50    3

McDuffie    45    4

Washington    44    2

Bulloch    42    2

Marion    42    1

Putnam    42    5

Lamar    40    1

Pike    40    2

Liberty    37    0

Effingham    36    1

Wilkinson    35    2

Camden    34    1

Miller    33    0

Murray    33    1

Toombs    32    3

Banks    31    0

Fannin    31    1

Pulaski    31    1

Union    31    1

Seminole    30    2

Dodge    29    1

Haralson    29    1

Jones    29    0

Ben Hill    28    0

Telfair    28    0

Elbert    27    0

Morgan    27    0

Pickens    27    2

Bacon    26    1

Talbot    26    1

Clay    25    3

Cook    25    1

Stewart    25    0

Wilkes    25    0

Madison    24    1

Monroe    24    3

Baker    23    2

Brantley    23    2

Jasper    23    0

Emanuel    21    0

Bleckley    20    0

Franklin    20    1

Jeff Davis    20    1

Towns    20    1

Crawford    18    0

Taylor    18    2

Berrien    17    0

Chattooga    16    2

Dade    16    1

Irwin    16    1

Jenkins    16    1

Schley    16    1

Jefferson    15    1

Screven    15    1

Rabun    13    0

Warren    13    0

Wayne    13    0

Chattahoochee    12    0

Lincoln    12    0

Atkinson    11    1

Charlton    11    0

Hart    11    0

Heard    11    1

Webster    10    2

Clinch    9    0

Lanier    9    1

Tattnall    9    0

Twiggs    8    0

Candler    7    0

McIntosh    6    0

Echols    5    0

Evans    5    0

Long    5    0

Quitman    5    1

Wheeler    5    0

Treutlen    3    0

Montgomery    2    0

Taliaferro    0    0

As of midday Saturday, 28,133 confirmed cases and 1,171 deaths reported statewide

The Georgia Department of Public Health says that as of the middle of the day on Saturday, there are 28,133 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. They indicated that there are 1,171 deaths reported.

The agency says there are 5,350 persons hospitalized across the state, and 1,239 of them are in intensive care.

The largest number of confirmed cases are in Fulton County, with 2,923. Other counties reporting 1,000 or more cases include DeKalb with 2,128, Gwinnett with 1,918, Cobb with 1,748, Hall with 1,601, and Dougherty with 1,534 cases. 

The highest death toll continues to be in Dougherty County with 124, closely followed by Fulton County with 122. Other counties with 30 or more fatalities include Cobb with 96, Gwinnett with 58, DeKalb with 50, Clayton with 33, followed by Bartow and Mitchell counties, each with 31.

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

Here is the county-by-county breakdown for the state:

County - Cases - Deaths

Fulton    2923    122
DeKalb    2128    50
Gwinnett    1918    58
Cobb    1748    96
Hall    1601    22
Dougherty    1534    124
Clayton    777    33
Henry    508    13
Cherokee    481    13
Richmond    413    16
Sumter    383    28
Carroll    380    14
Habersham    339    8
Douglas    335    11
Lee    327    20
Forsyth    326    10
Bartow    324    31
Muscogee    319    7
Mitchell    318    31
Bibb    316    10
Houston    237    14
Chatham    230    9
Baldwin    228    8
Upson    226    18
Early    214    20
Spalding    214    10
Coweta    213    4
Newton    205    7
Paulding    194    8
Rockdale    194    6
Thomas    191    19
Colquitt    187    9
Terrell    185    19
Fayette    181    10
Crisp    167    3
Columbia    163    4
Randolph    163    19
Worth    160    11
Lowndes    158    4
Clarke    156    13
Butts    152    16
Troup    151    4
Barrow    149    4
Floyd    145    11
Coffee    143    7
Dooly    131    9
Walton    131    4
Ware    130    11
Tift    122    5
Whitfield    118    4
Gordon    113    12
Jackson    105    2
Calhoun    103    4
Decatur    90    1
Wilcox    90    9
Burke    86    3
Stephens    84    1
Macon    81    3
Gilmer    73    0
White    73    0
Appling    72    6
Turner    69    8
Dawson    65    1
Oconee    65    0
Grady    64    4
Harris    61    2
Laurens    61    1
Walker    60    0
Brooks    59    6
Glynn    59    1
Polk    59    0
Lumpkin    58    2
Hancock    57    2
Greene    56    2
Peach    56    2
Johnson    55    2
Pierce    55    3
Bryan    54    3
Meriwether    54    0
Oglethorpe    50    3
Catoosa    48    0
McDuffie    45    4
Washington    44    2
Bulloch    42    2
Marion    42    1
Putnam    42    5
Lamar    40    1
Pike    40    2
Liberty    37    0
Effingham    36    1
Wilkinson    35    2
Camden    33    1
Miller    33    0
Murray    33    1
Union    33    1
Pulaski    31    1
Toombs    31    3
Fannin    30    1
Seminole    30    2
Haralson    29    1
Jones    29    0
Banks    28    0
Ben Hill    28    0
Dodge    28    1
Morgan    28    0
Telfair    28    0
Elbert    27    0
Pickens    27    2
Talbot    26    1
Bacon    25    1
Clay    25    3
Cook    25    1
Stewart    25    0
Wilkes    25    0
Madison    24    1
Monroe    24    3
Baker    23    2
Brantley    23    2
Jasper    23    0
Towns    22    1
Emanuel    21    0
Bleckley    20    0
Franklin    20    1
Jeff Davis    20    1
Crawford    18    0
Taylor    18    2
Berrien    17    0
Chattooga    16    2
Dade    16    1
Irwin    16    1
Jenkins    16    1
Schley    16    1
Jefferson    15    1
Screven    15    1
Rabun    14    0
Warren    13    0
Wayne    13    0
Chattahoochee    12    0
Lincoln    12    0
Charlton    11    0
Hart    11    0
Heard    11    1
Atkinson    10    1
Webster    10    2
Lanier    9    1
Tattnall    9    0
Clinch    8    0
Twiggs    8    0
Candler    7    0
McIntosh    6    0
Echols    5    0
Evans    5    0
Long    5    0
Quitman    5    1
Wheeler    5    0
Montgomery    3    0
Treutlen    3    0
Taliaferro    0    0
Unknown    651    0
Non-Georgia Resident    1073    14


27,492 confirmed cases and 1,165 deaths reported statewide  

According to the 7 p.m. release from the Georgia Department of Public Health on Friday evening, there are now 27,492 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. That's an increase of 469 cases from the noon count. 

In addition, there are 1,165 deaths reported, an increase of 25 since the update at noon. 

According to the data, there are just over 5,300 people hospitalized with the virus, with more than 1,200 of them in ICU.

Fulton (2889), DeKalb (2071), Gwinnett (1844) and Cobb (1676) counties continue to lead the way in the number of total infections in the metro area, however smaller counties like Dougerty (1530) and Hall (1481) are high on the list, too, because of the total number of cases per 100,000 people.

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

Here is the county-by-county breakdown for the state:

COUNTY - CASES - DEATHS

Fulton    2889    122

DeKalb    2071    49

Gwinnett    1844    58

Cobb    1676    94

Dougherty    1530    123

Hall    1481    22

Clayton    725    33

Henry    492    13

Cherokee    474    13

Richmond    412    15

Sumter    382    28

Carroll    375    14

Douglas    329    11

Habersham    326    8

Bartow    323    31

Lee    322    20

Mitchell    318    31

Muscogee    314    7

Bibb    312    10

Forsyth    308    10

Houston    234    14

Chatham    230    9

Baldwin    226    8

Upson    224    18

Early    214    20

Spalding    214    10

Coweta    210    4

Newton    200    7

Rockdale    191    6

Paulding    190    8

Thomas    190    19

Colquitt    187    9

Terrell    184    19

Fayette    178    10

Crisp    167    3

Columbia    162    4

Randolph    161    19

Worth    159    11

Lowndes    156    4

Clarke    155    13

Butts    153    16

Troup    150    4

Floyd    145    11

Barrow    141    4

Coffee    141    7

Dooly    129    9

Walton    129    4

Ware    128    11

Tift    122    5

Gordon    113    12

Whitfield    111    4

Calhoun    103    4

Jackson    97    2

Wilcox    90    9

Decatur    87    1

Burke    86    3

Macon    81    3

Stephens    81    1

Appling    72    6

Gilmer    69    0

Turner    68    8

Oconee    66    0

Grady    64    4

White    63    0

Laurens    62    1

Dawson    61    1

Harris    61    2

Walker    60    0

Brooks    59    6

Polk    59    0

Glynn    58    1

Pierce    55    3

Bryan    54    3

Greene    54    2

Meriwether    54    0

Peach    52    2

Hancock    51    2

Johnson    51    2

Catoosa    49    0

Oglethorpe    49    3

Lumpkin    46    2

McDuffie    45    4

Washington    43    1

Marion    42    1

Putnam    42    5

Bulloch    40    2

Pike    40    2

Lamar    39    1

Liberty    37    0

Effingham    36    1

Wilkinson    35    2

Camden    33    1

Miller    33    0

Union    33    1

Murray    32    1

Pulaski    31    1

Toombs    31    3

Fannin    30    1

Haralson    29    1

Jones    29    0

Seminole    29    2

Dodge    28    1

Telfair    28    0

Morgan    27    0

Ben Hill    26    0

Talbot    26    1

Bacon    25    1

Banks    25    0

Cook    25    1

Pickens    25    2

Wilkes    25    0

Elbert    24    0

Madison    24    1

Monroe    24    3

Stewart    24    0

Baker    23    2

Brantley    23    2

Clay    23    3

Jasper    22    0

Towns    22    1

Emanuel    21    0

Jeff Davis    20    1

Bleckley    19    0

Franklin    19    1

Berrien    17    0

Crawford    17    0

Taylor    17    2

Chattooga    16    2

Dade    16    1

Jenkins    16    1

Schley    16    1

Irwin    15    1

Screven    15    1

Jefferson    14    1

Rabun    14    0

Wayne    13    0

Chattahoochee    12    0

Lincoln    12    0

Warren    12    0

Charlton    11    0

Hart    11    0

Heard    11    1

Webster    10    2

Atkinson    9    1

Lanier    9    1

Tattnall    9    0

Clinch    8    0

Twiggs    8    0

Candler    7    0

McIntosh    6    0

Echols    5    0

Evans    5    0

Long    5    0

Quitman    5    1

Wheeler    5    0

Montgomery    3    0

Treutlen    3    0

Taliaferro    0    0

Unknown    648    0

Non-Georgia Resident    1076    14

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