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Coronavirus in Georgia on May 20

Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in the state of Georgia. We break down the data and put it in context.

ATLANTA — Below is an archive.

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.

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

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 1,697 deaths in Georgia, with the state's earliest reported death on March 5. Over the last 14 days (5/7-5/20), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 22.36. Over the previous 14-day period (4/23-5/6), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 31.14.
  • There have been 39,801 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 590.29. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 632.43.
  • There have been 7,171 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 93.36. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in new patients was 122.57.
  • 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 20, there were 959 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.

More than 39,800 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state

The latest coronavirus data from the Georgia Department of Public Heath shows there are now 39,801 confirmed COVID-19 cases. 

The numbers are from the Wednesday 7 p.m. update from health department's website.

Of the confirmed cases, 3793 are in Fulton, 2979 are in DeKalb, 2820 are in Gwinnett, 2584 are in Cobb and 2230 are in Hall. For a breakdown by county, view the 11Alive interactive map.

DPH said there are 1,697 deaths and 7,171 patients have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

COUNTY - CASES - DEATHS

Fulton    3793    174

DeKalb    2979    88

Gwinnett    2820    117

Cobb    2584    135

Unknown    2432    1

Hall    2230    40

Dougherty    1672    139

Non-Georgia Resident    1639    25

Clayton    1034    39

Cherokee    758    26

Henry    615    20

Richmond    501    17

Habersham    470    14

Muscogee    456    16

Douglas    452    19

Forsyth    434    11

Carroll    425    21

Sumter    425    40

Bartow    419    35

Bibb    408    18

Mitchell    396    32

Chatham    388    16

Lee    345    23

Houston    324    16

Thomas    302    30

Baldwin    296    14

Coweta    286    4

Newton    275    10

Barrow    272    8

Upson    267    31

Colquitt    262    11

Paulding    261    10

Rockdale    251    9

Spalding    251    14

Early    236    29

Lowndes    226    5

Fayette    215    11

Troup    215    6

Columbia    214    6

Coffee    210    12

Floyd    208    13

Whitfield    206    7

Worth    206    20

Butts    205    18

Crisp    203    7

Terrell    203    24

Clarke    200    13

Tift    194    14

Ware    191    13

Walton    172    9

Randolph    170    21

Hancock    169    15

Dooly    163    12

Decatur    140    4

Jackson    137    3

Gordon    134    15

Burke    122    4

Calhoun    122    6

Gilmer    117    0

Stephens    117    2

Appling    115    11

Monroe    108    7

Wilcox    98    12

Dawson    95    1

Macon    95    6

Laurens    94    1

Grady    93    4

White    91    3

Lumpkin    88    1

Polk    86    0

Turner    85    12

Pierce    84    4

Putnam    83    7

Oconee    82    3

Glynn    81    1

Walker    81    0

Johnson    78    2

Catoosa    77    0

Harris    75    4

Meriwether    73    1

Washington    71    1

Elbert    69    0

Peach    69    3

Bacon    68    2

Bryan    67    5

Brooks    66    9

Murray    66    1

Greene    60    7

McDuffie    57    5

Oglethorpe    56    4

Echols    53    0

Camden    52    1

Wilkinson    49    3

Ben Hill    48    1

Effingham    48    1

Dodge    47    2

Liberty    47    0

Marion    47    2

Toombs    47    4

Banks    46    0

Brantley    46    2

Bulloch    46    2

Clinch    46    1

Pike    45    2

Lamar    44    1

Seminole    41    2

Stewart    40    0

Fannin    39    1

Pickens    39    3

Union    38    1

Miller    36    0

Cook    35    2

Franklin    35    1

Haralson    35    2

Pulaski    35    2

Morgan    34    0

Bleckley    33    0

Baker    32    2

Jones    32    0

Madison    32    1

Talbot    31    1

Clay    30    2

Wilkes    30    1

Telfair    29    1

Charlton    28    1

Emanuel    26    2

Hart    26    0

Jasper    26    0

Jeff Davis    26    1

Jefferson    26    1

Berrien    25    0

Atkinson    24    2

Crawford    24    0

Heard    23    1

Irwin    22    1

Taylor    22    2

Towns    21    1

Dade    20    1

Screven    20    1

Chattahoochee    19    0

Chattooga    19    2

Jenkins    16    1

Schley    16    1

Warren    16    0

Lincoln    15    1

Rabun    15    1

Wayne    15    0

Tattnall    13    0

Candler    12    0

Lanier    12    2

McIntosh    11    0

Webster    11    1

Twiggs    10    0

Wheeler    10    0

Montgomery    8    0

Quitman    8    1

Treutlen    8    0

Long    6    0

Evans    5    0

Glascock    1    0

Taliaferro    1    0

Brookhaven to reopen city hall, parks facilities

Brookhaven plans to reopen its city hall and some parks facilities on June 1, they said. 

The Brookhaven Police Department will remain closed to visitors. Municipal Court remains closed for now and reopening will be determined by the state court system.

The City’s phased-in approach to reopening parks and recreational facilities includes similar PPE use, hand sanitizing devices and social distancing, city officials said. 

Brookhaven City Hall has been closed to the public since March 14 when a non-public facing employee was diagnosed with COVID-19. That employee has since recovered.

Kroger expanding hours

Beginning Sunday, May 24, store and fuel hours are expanding nearly to where they were prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

The store hours will vary, with most opening at 6:00 a.m. and closing at 11:00 p.m. or midnight. Some fuel centers and stores with fuel centers will open at 5:00 a.m. Select stores will open for 24-hour shopping. For exact store hours, visit Kroger’s store locator at Kroger.com. Hours of operation for Kroger’s pharmacies will not change.

They will also no longer offer dedicated shopping hours for seniors and for those at-risk, they said. 

State releases 1 p.m. data

The Georgia Department of Health announced new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. As of 1 p.m., there are 39,647 confirmed cases of the virus and 1,687 deaths reported. 

Of the 39,647 confirmed cases, 3801 are in Fulton, 2940 are in DeKalb, 2787 are in Gwinnett, 2565 are in Cobb and 2216 are in Hall. For a breakdown by county, view the 11Alive interactive map.

They said 7,107 patients have been hospitalized with COVID-19.

COUNTY - CASES - DEATHS

Fulton    3801    174

DeKalb    2940    87

Gwinnett    2787    115

Cobb    2565    135

Unknown    2550    0

Hall    2216    40

Dougherty    1670    139

Non-Georgia Resident    1659    25

Clayton    1032    38

Cherokee    753    26

Henry    613    19

Richmond    497    17

Habersham    464    14

Muscogee    455    16

Douglas    447    19

Forsyth    430    11

Sumter    421    39

Carroll    420    21

Bartow    417    35

Bibb    404    18

Mitchell    393    32

Chatham    386    16

Lee    344    23

Houston    324    16

Baldwin    297    14

Thomas    292    30

Coweta    286    4

Newton    275    10

Barrow    271    8

Upson    267    31

Colquitt    259    11

Paulding    254    10

Rockdale    251    8

Spalding    250    14

Early    235    29

Lowndes    216    5

Fayette    214    11

Troup    214    6

Columbia    212    6

Coffee    209    12

Butts    204    17

Crisp    203    7

Whitfield    202    7

Worth    202    19

Terrell    201    24

Clarke    200    13

Floyd    197    13

Tift    192    14

Ware    185    13

Walton    170    9

Randolph    169    21

Hancock    168    15

Dooly    163    12

Jackson    136    3

Decatur    135    4

Gordon    132    15

Calhoun    122    6

Burke    119    4

Gilmer    117    0

Stephens    115    2

Appling    114    11

Monroe    104    7

Laurens    98    1

Wilcox    97    12

Dawson    93    1

Macon    93    6

Grady    92    4

White    91    3

Turner    85    12

Lumpkin    84    1

Pierce    84    4

Johnson    82    2

Polk    82    0

Putnam    82    7

Glynn    81    1

Oconee    81    3

Walker    79    0

Catoosa    76    0

Harris    74    4

Meriwether    72    1

Washington    71    1

Elbert    69    0

Peach    69    3

Bacon    68    2

Murray    67    1

Brooks    66    9

Bryan    66    5

Greene    60    7

Oglethorpe    56    4

McDuffie    55    5

Camden    52    1

Ben Hill    48    1

Wilkinson    48    3

Effingham    47    1

Liberty    47    0

Marion    47    2

Banks    46    0

Clinch    46    1

Dodge    46    2

Toombs    46    4

Bulloch    45    2

Pike    45    2

Brantley    44    2

Lamar    44    1

Seminole    41    2

Stewart    40    0

Pickens    39    3

Fannin    38    1

Union    37    1

Miller    36    0

Pulaski    36    2

Echols    35    0

Haralson    35    2

Bleckley    34    0

Franklin    34    1

Morgan    34    0

Baker    33    2

Jones    32    0

Madison    32    1

Cook    31    2

Talbot    31    1

Telfair    31    1

Wilkes    30    1

Charlton    29    1

Clay    29    2

Emanuel    26    2

Jasper    26    0

Jeff Davis    26    1

Berrien    25    0

Jefferson    25    1

Crawford    24    0

Hart    24    0

Atkinson    22    2

Irwin    22    1

Taylor    22    2

Heard    21    1

Towns    21    1

Chattahoochee    20    0

Dade    20    1

Screven    20    1

Chattooga    17    2

Schley    17    1

Jenkins    16    1

Warren    16    0

Rabun    15    1

Wayne    15    0

Lincoln    13    1

Tattnall    13    0

Lanier    12    2

Candler    11    0

McIntosh    11    0

Webster    11    1

Twiggs    10    0

Montgomery    8    0

Quitman    8    1

Treutlen    8    0

Wheeler    8    0

Long    6    0

Evans    5    0

Glascock    1    0

Taliaferro    1    0

THINGS TO KNOW WEDNESDAY 

  • Georgia marks lowest hospitalizations since early April
  • Orders for to-go alcohol sales, curbside parking, water shutoff extended in Atlanta
  • Current hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Georgia dip below 1,000

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