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Coronavirus in Georgia on April 13

The cases span across nearly every county in the state, however, Fulton has the most recorded.

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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.

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Monday, April 13

Georgia COVID-19 cases climb to more than 13,600 with 480 deaths reported

The Georgia Department of Public of Health announced new cases of COVID-19 on Monday evening. As of 7 p.m. there are 13,621 confirmed cases of the virus and 480 deaths reported. 

DPH indicates that 2,702 people have been hospitalized. 

Of the number of confirmed cases, DPH said 1 percent are in the age group 0 to 17; 60 percent are from ages 18 to 59; 35 percent are ages 60 plus; The age is unknown for 4 percent. 

54 percent of the cases are females and 44 percent of cases are males; the sex is unknown for 2 percent.

COUNTY - CASES - DEATHS

Fulton    1635    52

Dougherty    1245    78

Dekalb    1006    15

Cobb    816    36

Gwinnett    766    24

Clayton    396    12

Hall    319    0

Henry    289    4

Lee    255    15

Sumter    251    9

Carroll    229    5

Bartow    223    17

Cherokee    204    7

Douglas    177    5

Muscogee    167    4

Richmond    156    6

Chatham    154    5

Mitchell    150    16

Forsyth    143    5

Houston    129    8

Early    128    6

Randolph    122    6

Upson    122    3

Coweta    121    2

Floyd    118    6

Terrell    118    10

Fayette    106    5

Rockdale    101    4

Paulding    100    4

Worth    96    4

Newton    93    3

Clarke    88    12

Colquitt    88    5

Crisp    79    1

Spalding    78    4

Thomas    78    4

Bibb    73    1

Columbia    71    0

Lowndes    66    2

Tift    66    1

Troup    62    3

Coffee    60    3

Ware    58    4

Barrow    57    3

Baldwin    54    2

Calhoun    53    2

Dooly    51    2

Pierce    45    2

Walton    45    2

Gordon    41    3

Turner    40    1

Decatur    39    0

Oconee    39    0

Glynn    38    0

Laurens    35    1

Dawson    32    2

Bryan    30    2

Butts    30    0

Greene    30    1

Jackson    29    1

Macon    29    0

Burke    28    2

Mcduffie    28    2

Whitfield    28    3

Polk    25    0

Peach    24    2

Wilcox    24    0

Effingham    23    1

Meriwether    23    0

Camden    22    0

Harris    22    1

Washington    22    0

Johnson    20    1

Liberty    20    0

Stephens    20    0

Brooks    19    1

Habersham    19    1

Pike    19    0

Bulloch    18    1

Grady    18    0

Haralson    18    1

Lamar    18    0

Baker    16    2

Clay    16    1

Seminole    16    1

Dodge    15    0

Marion    15    0

Morgan    15    0

Murray    15    0

Bacon    14    0

Appling    13    0

Catoosa    13    0

Miller    13    0

Oglethorpe    13    1

Fannin    12    0

Irwin    12    0

Jones    12    0

Monroe    12    1

Schley    12    1

Toombs    12    1

Brantley    11    1

Jenkins    11    1

Madison    11    1

Pickens    11    2

Pulaski    11    1

Telfair    11    0

White    11    0

Wilkinson    11    1

Lumpkin    10    0

Ben Hill    9    0

Emanuel    9    0

Jasper    9    0

Lincoln    9    0

Talbot    9    1

Taylor    9    2

Stewart    8    0

Banks    7    0

Chattooga    7    1

Cook    7    0

Gilmer    7    0

Jefferson    7    1

Putnam    7    0

Rabun    7    0

Screven    7    0

Union    7    1

Walker    7    0

Warren    7    0

Wilkes    7    0

Berrien    6    0

Clinch    6    0

Elbert    6    0

Hart    5    0

Lanier    5    0

Tattnall    5    0

Wayne    5    0

Candler    4    0

Charlton    4    0

Chattahoochee    4    0

Franklin    4    0

Heard    4    1

Bleckley    3    0

Crawford    3    0

Dade    3    1

Hancock    3    0

Mcintosh    3    0

Quitman    3    0

Towns    3    0

Webster    3    0

Wheeler    3    0

Atkinson    2    0

Echols    2    0

Evans    2    0

Montgomery    2    0

Twiggs    2    0

Jeff Davis    1    0

Long    1    0

Treutlen    1    0

*There are 560 cases where the county is unknown. DPH also lists 496 cases and 1 death in the category of non-Georgia residents.


Augusta University creates app, offers free virtual doctor visits

Augusta State University and Augusta University Health has created an app that is offering free virtual screenings for Georgia citizens concerned about coronavirus or are experiencing respiratory or flu-like symptoms.

Speaking to an online virtual care provider is completely free and available 24/7, however, you must first download the app on their website.   

Confirmed cases in Georgia climb to 13,315 with 464 deaths

The Georgia Department of Health announced new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. As of Noon, there are 13,315 confirmed cases of the virus and 464 deaths reported. This is up from the 12,452 confirmed cases and 433 deaths that they announced on Sunday evening.

Of the 13,315 confirmed cases, 1,598 are in Fulton, 1,217 are in Dougherty, 980 are in DeKalb, 782 are in Cobb and 739 are in Gwinnett. In all, there are cases reported in 157 counties (665 cases are listed as unknown counties). They have also listed 556 as "non-Georgia residents." For a breakdown by county, view the 11Alive interactive map.

They said 2,586 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19.

Of the confirmed cases, 1 percent are between the ages of 0-17, while 61 percent are 18-59 years old, 35 percent are over 60 and 3 percent are unknown. 54 percent are female, and 44 percent are male.

In total, 53,256 tests were conducted at commercial labs, reporting 12,583 positive cases. At the Department of Public Health Laboratory, 3,750 tests were conducted with 722 positive results.

COUNTY - CASES - DEATHS

Fulton    1598    52
Dougherty    1217    77
Dekalb    980    14
Cobb    782    35
Gwinnett    739    22
Clayton    391    12
Hall    292    0
Henry    280    4
Lee    253    15
Sumter    245    9
Bartow    215    16
Carroll    214    5
Cherokee    197    7
Douglas    166    5
Muscogee    161    4
Chatham    152    5
Mitchell    147    15
Richmond    147    4
Forsyth    138    5
Houston    129    8
Early    125    6
Coweta    119    2
Randolph    117    6
Terrell    114    10
Floyd    111    6
Fayette    105    5
Rockdale    100    2
Paulding    91    2
Newton    90    3
Worth    90    4
Colquitt    88    5
Clarke    84    11
Thomas    78    3
Spalding    75    4
Bibb    72    1
Crisp    71    1
Columbia    70    0
Lowndes    65    2
Tift    62    1
Troup    61    3
Upson    61    2
Coffee    60    3
Ware    56    4
Barrow    55    3
Baldwin    53    2
Dooly    50    2
Calhoun    48    2
Pierce    45    2
Walton    45    2
Gordon    39    3
Oconee    39    0
Glynn    37    0
Turner    37    0
Decatur    36    0
Laurens    35    1
Bryan    31    2
Butts    30    0
Dawson    29    2
Greene    29    1
Burke    28    2
Jackson    27    1
Whitfield    26    3
Macon    25    0
Mcduffie    25    2
Peach    24    2
Polk    24    0
Wilcox    24    0
Meriwether    23    0
Washington    23    0
Camden    22    0
Effingham    22    1
Harris    22    1
Brooks    19    1
Bulloch    19    1
Johnson    19    1
Stephens    19    0
Lamar    18    0
Liberty    18    0
Pike    18    0
Baker    16    2
Clay    16    1
Haralson    16    0
Grady    15    0
Habersham    15    1
Murray    15    0
Seminole    15    1
Bacon    14    0
Dodge    14    0
Morgan    14    0
Catoosa    13    0
Oglethorpe    13    1
Irwin    12    0
Jones    12    0
Monroe    12    1
Schley    12    1
Toombs    12    1
Appling    11    0
Brantley    11    1
Miller    11    0
Pickens    11    2
White    11    0
Wilkinson    11    1
Jenkins    10    1
Madison    10    1
Marion    10    0
Pulaski    10    1
Emanuel    9    0
Fannin    9    0
Lincoln    9    0
Lumpkin    9    0
Talbot    9    1
Telfair    9    0
Ben Hill    8    0
Jasper    8    0
Stewart    8    0
Taylor    8    2
Banks    7    0
Chattooga    7    1
Cook    7    0
Gilmer    7    0
Jefferson    7    1
Putnam    7    0
Screven    7    0
Union    7    1
Warren    7    0
Berrien    6    0
Clinch    6    0
Rabun    6    0
Walker    6    0
Wilkes    6    0
Lanier    5    0
Tattnall    5    0
Candler    4    0
Franklin    4    0
Hart    4    0
Heard    4    1
Wayne    4    0
Bleckley    3    0
Charlton    3    0
Chattahoochee    3    0
Crawford    3    0
Elbert    3    0
Hancock    3    0
Mcintosh    3    0
Quitman    3    0
Towns    3    0
Webster    3    0
Atkinson    2    0
Dade    2    1
Echols    2    0
Montgomery    2    0
Twiggs    2    0
Wheeler    2    0
Evans    1    0
Jeff Davis    1    0
Long    1    0
Treutlen    1    0
Unknown    665    0
Non-Georgia Resident    558    1

Rockdale to open drive-through testing site on Thursday

The Rockdale Health Department will open a drive-through testing site on Thursday at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. 

With increased testing capacity, up to 300 appointments are being scheduled for anyone who believes they may have COVID-19, they said. 

The Health Department will only test individuals that have a scheduled appointment. Interested individuals should call 770-513-5631 to find out if they’re eligible and to schedule a time for their appointment.  

Gov. Kemp, state officials to give update

Gov. Brian Kemp, Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Homer Bryson, and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Tom Carden will give a briefing on COVID-19 today at Liberty Plaza across from the State Capitol.

The event will take place at 4 p.m. and will be streamed live on 11Alive.com and on the 11Alive YouTube channel.

Emory develops diagnostic antibody blood test

Emory University has developed a "sensitive and specific" diagnostic antibody blood test that will help determine antibody responses in people who have been infected by COVID-19, they said on Monday.

Initially, testing will be available only to Emory Healthcare inpatients, certain groups of outpatients, health care providers and staff members, but will then be expanded significantly.

Emory hopes to reach a goal of 5,000 tests per day by mid-June.

“The test will indicate whether somebody has developed antibodies to the COVID-19 virus,” says John Roback, MD, PhD, executive vice-chair for clinical operations in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and medical director of Emory Medical Laboratories.

Roback emphasizes that the presence of antibodies is no guarantee of immunity.

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For Sunday, April 12 information, click here. 

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