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Coronavirus in Georgia on May 13

The coronavirus death rate is trending down in the state of Georgia as it compares to the worst week in April.

We are breaking down the coronavirus trends across the state of Georgia. 

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: 

  • There have been 1,517 deaths in Georgia, with the state's earliest reported death on March 5. Over the last 14 days (4/30-5/13), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 27.50. Over the previous 14-day period (4/16-4/29), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 34.14.
  • There have been 35,427 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 654.79. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 661.86
  • There have been 6,308 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 80.14
  • Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in new patients was 140.29. 
  • 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 13, there were 1,091 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 school buildings in Georgia are closed through the end of the school year
  • Public Health Emergency remains in effect.

Gwinnett deputies help deliver meals to children

The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office is helping the community by delivering meals to students.

In a Facebook post, deputies said they joined Gwinnett County Public Schools staff to deliver the food.

"We enjoyed visiting with the kids and reminding them that our community cares about them," the post reads. 

See more photos on the sheriff's office's Facebook page. 

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Stonecrest mask giveaway set for Friday

The City of Stonecrest is celebrating is 3rd birthday by having a free mask giveaway.

The event will be held at the new Stonecrest City Center on Friday, May 15 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The center is located at 2994 Turner Hill Road, which is known as the old Sam's Club building. 

Residents can simply drive up and practice social distancing during the giveaway. 

A look at the latest COVID-19 cases in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health announced new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday evening. As of 7 p.m., there are 35,427 confirmed cases of the virus and 1,517 deaths reported. This is slightly up from the 34,848 confirmed cases and 1,494 deaths that they announced on Tuesday evening.

Of the 35,427 confirmed cases, 3,614 are in Fulton, 2,632 are in DeKalb, 2,510 are in Gwinnett, 2,280 are in Cobb, 2,112 are in Hall, and 1,644 are in Dougherty. 

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

They said 6,308 patients have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

COUNTY - CASES - DEATHS

Fulton   3614   152
DeKalb   2632   73
Gwinnett   2510  101
Cobb   2280   127
Hall   2112   37
Dougherty   1644   130
Non-Georgia Resident 1561 23
Unknown   1284   0
Clayton 955   35
Cherokee  655   21
Henry  615   16
Richmond 471   17
Douglas   422   14
Sumter   409   35
Habersham   398   15
Muscogee   398   15
Carroll   397   19
Forsyth   393 11
Mitchell 381   32
Bibb   378   14
Bartow   377   35
Lee   343   22
Chatham   337   14
Houston   290   16
Coweta   280   4
Baldwin   277   12
Thomas   267   28
Newton   262   8
Upson   255   25
Barrow   254   7
Rockdale   248   7
Spalding   236   12
Paulding   234   10
Colquitt   229   11
Early   229   29
Fayette   202   12
Terrell   199   24
Lowndes   196   4
Butts   192   17
Troup   192   5
Columbia   191   6
Crisp   191   7
Worth   191   18
Clarke   190   13
Coffee   187   11
Whitfield   173   6
Randolph   169   21
Floyd   166   12
Ware   166   12
Tift   164   6
Walton   159   7
Dooly   151   12
Hancock   140   4
Jackson   126   3
Gordon   124   16
Calhoun   117   5
Decatur   115   3
Burke   113   3
Gilmer   102   1
Appling   99   10
Wilcox   99   12
Stephens   94   1
Grady   88   4
Macon   88   5
White   88   1
Laurens   85   1
Dawson   81   1
Lumpkin   80   1
Turner   80   12
Glynn    75  1
Harris 73   2
Walker   73 0
Johnson   70   2
Peach   69   2
Pierce   69   4
Polk   69   0
Meriwether   68   1
Catoosa   66    0
Oconee   66   0
Brooks   64   7
Washington   62   1
Bryan   61   4
Putnam   59   6
Greene   57   5
Oglethorpe   56   4
McDuffie   53   4
Murray   53   1
Bacon   48   2
Elbert   46   0
Bulloch   45  2
Liberty   45   0
Pike   45   2
Monroe   44   4
Ben Hill   43   0
Camden   43   1
Toombs   41   4
Lamar   40   1
Wilkinson   40   3
Banks   39   0
Seminole 39 2
Effingham 38 1
Marion   38   1
Clinch   36   0
Dodge   36   1
Fannin   36   1
Pickens   36   3
Union   36   1
Miller   35   0
Stewart   35   0
Baker   34   2
Haralson   34   2
Pulaski   34   1
Morgan   33   0
Bleckley   32   0
Cook   32   3
Jones   30   0
Franklin   29   1
Madison   29   1
Telfair   29   1
Brantley   28   2
Talbot   27   1
Wilkes   27   1
Clay   26   3
Jasper   26  0
Emanuel   25   1
Jeff Davis   24   1
Irwin   22   1
Taylor   22   2
Towns   21   1
Atkinson  20   2
Berrien   19   0
Charlton  19   1
Crawford   19  0
Hart   19   0
Jefferson   19   1
Screven   18   1
Dade   17   1
Heard   17   1
Chattahoochee   16   0
Chattooga   16   2
Jenkins   16   1
Warren   16   0
Schley   15   1
Rabun   14   1
Wayne   14   0
Lincoln   12   0
Lanier   11   2
Webster   11   2
Candler   10   0
Echols   10   0
Tattnall   10   0
McIntosh  9   0
Twiggs   8   0
Quitman   7   1
Treutlen   7   0
Wheeler   6   0
Long   5   0
Montgomery   5   0
Evans   4   0
Glascock   1   0
Taliaferro   1   0

Governor tours temporary medical units in Floyd County

Gov. Brian Kemp made a stop in Floyd County, Wednesday, to tour the temporary units set up in the county to help treat COVID-19 patients.

The temporary medical pods at Floyd Medical Center can house 20 beds to treat non-critical COVID-19 patients. Just feet away, another 100-bed temporary unit is set up in the parking deck.

Kemp, along with staff and local leaders, toured both facilities.

Click here to read the full report.

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' star charged with fraud

A reality TV show cast member from Dacula was arrested on federal bank fraud charges arising from a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan that he obtained.

Maurice Fayne, who appeared on the show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" and goes by the name "Arkansas Mo," obtained a loan for millions of dollars, authorities said. He was in a relationship with Karlie Redd and made multiple appearances on the show. 

But how he spent the money raised red flags.

Click here to read the full report.

State to receive $200 million to increase testing capacity

The White House announced that Georgia will receive over $260 million in federal funding to increase testing capacity in the state.

“Testing is a critical element of our phased approach to get America back to work,” said Senator David Perdue. “This CARES Act funding will allow Georgia to expand its testing capacity and test as many people as possible, even asymptomatic individuals. As we continue to gradually reopen the economy, we must ensure our healthcare system has the testing capabilities and resources necessary to identify and contain COVID-19.”

Six Flags to use reservation system

If you plan to visit Six Flags Over Georgia when it reopens, you'll need to make a reservation.

The new guest reservation system will allow the park to manage daily attendance levels and avoid overcrowding in accordance with the CDC's recommendations on social distancing.  

All guests will be required to make a reservation for a specific date on this website.  

Click here to read the full report.

City of College Park reverses course

The City of College Park announced today it will postpone the reopening of City Hall and municipal operations to Monday, June 1. 

"The decision comes with new data revealed on Tuesday, May 12, concerning seven-day trends related to the spread of COVID-19," they said in a news release. 

Upon reopening, officials intend on a transitional process, with all rank and file employees returning to work and guests able to enter City Hall for appointments and utility bill payments.  

Latest state numbers show more than 35K confirmed cases

The Georgia Department of Health announced new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.  As of 1:25 p.m., there are 35,332 confirmed cases of the virus and 1,505 deaths reported. This is slightly up from the 34,848 confirmed cases and 1,494 deaths that they announced on Tuesday evening.

Of the 35,332 confirmed cases, 3,606  are in Fulton, 2,619 are in DeKalb, 2,505 are in Gwinnett, 2,226 are in Cobb, 2,068 are in Hall and 1,643 are in Dougherty. 

For a breakdown by county, view the 11Alive interactive map.
They said 6,259 patients have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

COUNTY - CASES - DEATHS

Fulton    3606    151
DeKalb    2619    73
Gwinnett    2505    101
Cobb    2266    125
Hall    2068    37
Dougherty    1643    129
Non-Georgia Resident    1582    24
Unknown    1369    0
Clayton    954    35
Cherokee    651    21
Henry    615    15
Richmond    470    17
Douglas    419    14
Sumter    407    35
Carroll    397    19
Habersham    395    15
Muscogee    394    15
Forsyth    391    11
Mitchell    379    32
Bibb    377    14
Bartow    374    34
Lee    343    22
Chatham    333    14
Houston    290    15
Coweta    279    4
Baldwin    278    12
Thomas    264    26
Newton    262    8
Upson    253    25
Barrow    250    7
Rockdale    247    7
Spalding    236    12
Paulding    234    10
Early    228    28
Colquitt    225    11
Fayette    201    12
Terrell    198    24
Lowndes    194    4
Butts    192    17
Troup    192    5
Crisp    191    7
Clarke    190    13
Worth    189    18
Columbia    188    6
Coffee    185    10
Whitfield    173    6
Randolph    169    21
Ware    167    12
Tift    164    6
Floyd    161    12
Walton    158    7
Dooly    148    12
Hancock    139    4
Jackson    125    3
Gordon    123    16
Calhoun    117    5
Decatur    113    3
Burke    110    3
Gilmer    100    1
Appling    98    10
Wilcox    98    12
Stephens    93    1
Grady    88    4
White    88    1
Macon    85    5
Laurens    84    1
Turner    80    12
Dawson    79    1
Lumpkin    78    1
Glynn    75    1
Harris    73    2
Johnson    70    2
Polk    70    0
Pierce    69    4
Peach    68    2
Walker    68    0
Meriwether    67    1
Oconee    66    0
Brooks    64    7
Catoosa    62    0
Washington    62    1
Bryan    61    4
Putnam    59    6
Greene    58    5
Oglethorpe    56    4
McDuffie    53    4
Murray    52    1
Bacon    48    2
Elbert    46    0
Bulloch    45    2
Pike    45    2
Liberty    44    0
Monroe    44    4
Ben Hill    43    0
Camden    43    1
Toombs    41    4
Lamar    40    1
Wilkinson    40    3
Banks    39    0
Effingham    38    1
Marion    38    1
Seminole    38    2
Pickens    36    3
Union    36    1
Clinch    35    0
Dodge    35    1
Fannin    35    1
Miller    35    0
Stewart    35    0
Baker    34    2
Pulaski    34    1
Haralson    33    2
Morgan    33    0
Cook    32    3
Bleckley    30    0
Jones    30    0
Madison    29    1
Brantley    28    2
Telfair    28    1
Franklin    27    1
Talbot    27    1
Wilkes    27    0
Clay    26    3
Jasper    26    0
Emanuel    25    1
Jeff Davis    24    1
Irwin    22    1
Taylor    22    2
Atkinson    20    1
Towns    20    1
Berrien    19    0
Crawford    19    0
Jefferson    19    1
Hart    18    0
Dade    17    1
Heard    17    1
Jenkins    17    1
Screven    17    1
Charlton    16    1
Chattooga    16    2
Warren    16    0
Chattahoochee    15    0
Schley    15    1
Rabun    14    1
Wayne    14    0
Lincoln    12    0
Lanier    11    2
Webster    11    2
Candler    10    0
Tattnall    10    0
McIntosh    9    0
Echols    8    0
Twiggs    8    0
Quitman    7    1
Wheeler    6    0
Long    5    0
Montgomery    5    0
Treutlen    5    0
Evans    4    0
Glascock    1    0
Taliaferro    1    0

Speaker says lawmakers to return, but with precautions

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston says that the legislative session paused in March because of the coronavirus will resume on June 11 with some new policies and procedures in place. Ralston said in a memo Tuesday that staff would begin transitioning back to offices on June 1, with in-person committee meetings set to resume June 2. A report outlines procedures to be implemented before members return. The report says that people will have their temperature checked at the door and spaces will be “fogged” daily to protect against the virus. A spokesman for Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan says the Senate hasn’t agreed to the start date.

First shipment of COVID-19 treatment drug Remdesivir arrives

On Tuesday, Georgia received its first shipment of Remdesivir from the federal government, Governor Brian Kemp announced. 

It is the first drug shown to help fight COVID-19, which has killed more than 290,000 people worldwide.

"I am very thankful to President Trump, Vice President Pence, and the Coronavirus Task Force for their leadership as we fight the spread of COVID-19," said Kemp.

Click here to read the full report.

Red Cross conducting multiple blood drives

Blood donations are still needed, and the Red Cross is still conducting drives - accounting for social distancing measures and all.

The organization says that while "people may not be thinking about blood donation" during the pandemic, "blood and platelets are needed daily to help patients battling disease and facing the unexpected."

Click here to view dates and read the full report.

Dobbins ARB to hold flyovers across north Georgia hospitals

The Dobbins Air Force Reserve's 94th Airlift Wing plans to fly its C-130H3 Hercules aircraft over north Georgia hospitals Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m. to salute healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers for their efforts during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, they said.

The C-130 flyover will begin in Marietta, before going to Kennesaw, Canton, Jasper, Dalton, Rome, Cartersville and Hiram.

Click here for the full report, times and flight path.

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