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Real-time updates | Coronavirus in Georgia

Here are the trends we are tracking across the state of Georgia.

ATLANTA — We are breaking down the coronavirus trends and related information across the state of Georgia and providing updates as they come in. 

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 1,675 deaths in Georgia, with the state's earliest reported death on March 5. Over the last 14 days (5/6-5/19), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 25.57. Over the previous 14-day period (4/22-5/5), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 32.
  • There have been 38,855 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 579.86. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 624.07.
  • There have been 7,076 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 92.21. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in new patients was 121.07.
  • 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 19, there were 986 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.

State releases 7 p.m. data

Currently there are 38,855 confirmed cases of the coronavirus throughout the state. As of 7 p.m., 1,676 people have died from the virus, with another 7,076 people hospitalized. 

Right now, the most active part of the state for the virus remains concentrated in the southwest portion of the state, and in Hancock County (between Atlanta and Augusta), where the rates of infection are much higher than counties in the metro Atlanta area. 

The top five counties for confirmed cases in the state remain Fulton (3795), DeKalb (2918), Gwinnett (2771), Cobb (2503) and Hall (2191).

Check our interactive map for a county-by-county breakdown of cases.

Current hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Georgia dip below 1,000

After concerns of a spike in the number of people currently being treated in the hospital, GEMA says those numbers have returned to a slow but steady downward trend. Remember, these are the most serious of the COVID19 cases. 

It's the first time that number has dipped below 1,000 since GEMA started providing this data May 1.

Orders for to-go alcohol sales, curbside parking, water shutoff extended in Atlanta

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms reissued three administrative orders on Tuesday, ultimately extending them until June 30. 

The first directs the Department of Watershed Management to refrain from taking any actions that would result in the termination of water services due to non-payment.

The next directs all parking enforcement officers to refrain from ticketing or towing vehicles parked in the right of way. This was designed for restaurants to easily offer curbside pickup or takeout.

The final order reissued is for Atlanta Police to refrain from enforcing any prohibitions against the sale of unopened wine and/or malt beverages by the package for off premises consumption by restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments licensed for the sale of those beverages.

Georgia marks lowest hospitalizations since early April

The Governor's office is touting Georgia's lowest number of hospitalizations since they started reporting the data.

At 986 COVID-19 positive patients currently hospitalized, Georgia has seen an approximate 12% decrease over the last week with 1,125 patients hospitalized on May 12, and a 34% decrease from 1,500 patients hospitalized on May 1.

"Our hospitalization numbers continue to show encouraging signs in our fight against COVID-19, but we must remain vigilant in our efforts to combat this virus," said Governor Kemp. "I continue to ask Georgians to practice social distancing, follow the advice of public health officials, and protect the elderly and medically fragile."

State releases 1 p.m. data

The Georgia Department of Health announced new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. As of 1 p.m., there are 38,721 confirmed cases of the virus and 1,664 deaths reported. 

Of the 38,721 confirmed cases, 3763 are in Fulton, 2880 are in DeKalb, 2758 are in Gwinnett, 2467 are in Cobb and 2187 are in Hall. For a breakdown by county, view the 11Alive interactive map.

They said 7,027 patients have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

COUNTY - CASES - DEATHS

Fulton    3763    172
DeKalb    2880    87
Gwinnett    2758    113
Cobb    2467    132
Unknown    2250    0
Hall    2187    42
Dougherty    1667    139
Non-Georgia Resident    1665    25
Clayton    1010    38
Cherokee    739    26
Henry    629    19
Richmond    494    17
Habersham    457    14
Muscogee    444    16
Douglas    439    18
Sumter    420    39
Carroll    417    22
Bibb    408    17
Bartow    405    35
Forsyth    405    11
Mitchell    391    32
Chatham    370    14
Lee    343    23
Houston    323    16
Baldwin    291    14
Thomas    288    30
Coweta    286    4
Barrow    265    8
Newton    265    10
Upson    263    31
Colquitt    255    11
Rockdale    251    8
Spalding    243    14
Paulding    242    10
Early    231    28
Columbia    212    6
Fayette    211    11
Troup    208    6
Lowndes    207    5
Coffee    202    12
Clarke    200    13
Crisp    200    7
Butts    199    16
Terrell    199    24
Worth    197    17
Whitfield    193    7
Floyd    187    13
Tift    185    14
Ware    176    13
Hancock    170    5
Randolph    169    21
Walton    166    9
Dooly    162    12
Jackson    134    3
Decatur    129    4
Gordon    129    15
Calhoun    122    6
Burke    116    4
Appling    113    11
Stephens    113    2
Gilmer    112    0
Monroe    100    7
Laurens    98    1
Wilcox    97    12
Macon    93    6
Grady    92    4
White    87    3
Dawson    84    1
Turner    84    12
Lumpkin    83    1
Johnson    82    2
Oconee    81    3
Polk    80    0
Putnam    79    7
Glynn    78    1
Pierce    77    4
Harris    75    3
Walker    74    0
Catoosa    72    0
Meriwether    70    1
Bacon    69    2
Elbert    69    0
Peach    69    3
Washington    67    1
Brooks    66    9
Bryan    65    5
Murray    62    1
Greene    60    6
Oglethorpe    56    4
McDuffie    55    5
Camden    51    1
Ben Hill    48    1
Liberty    47    0
Marion    47    2
Effingham    46    1
Toombs    46    4
Wilkinson    46    3
Bulloch    45    2
Banks    44    0
Dodge    44    2
Pike    44    2
Brantley    43    2
Clinch    42    1
Lamar    42    1
Seminole    40    2
Stewart    40    0
Fannin    38    1
Pickens    38    3
Union    37    1
Miller    36    0
Pulaski    36    2
Haralson    35    2
Bleckley    34    0
Morgan    34    0
Franklin    33    1
Baker    32    2
Cook    31    2
Jones    31    0
Telfair    31    1
Clay    30    3
Madison    30    1
Talbot    30    1
Wilkes    30    1
Charlton    28    1
Emanuel    26    1
Jasper    26    0
Jeff Davis    25    1
Hart    24    0
Jefferson    23    1
Atkinson    22    2
Berrien    22    0
Irwin    22    1
Taylor    22    2
Towns    21    1
Dade    20    1
Screven    20    1
Chattahoochee    19    0
Crawford    19    0
Echols    19    0
Heard    18    1
Chattooga    17    2
Schley    17    1
Jenkins    16    1
Rabun    16    2
Warren    16    0
Wayne    14    0
Lincoln    13    1
Tattnall    12    0
Lanier    11    2
McIntosh    11    0
Webster    11    1
Candler    10    0
Twiggs    10    0
Montgomery    8    0
Quitman    8    1
Treutlen    8    0
Wheeler    7    0
Long    6    0
Evans    5    0
Glascock    1    0
Taliaferro    1    0

Things to know Tuesday morning 

  • Kemp: State sees improvement in testing for COVID-19
  • Nordstrom stores in Georgia to reopen
  • Atlanta councilwoman sponsoring free testing
  • Chamblee city council meeting attendee tests positive

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