Coronavirus

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Georgia has risen to 485, and there are now 14 confirmed deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as of 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, according to the latest figures from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The DPH has been updating its online county-by-county tracker every day at noon. but announced Friday that it would now be updating the totals twice daily — noon and 7 p.m.

The number of confirmed cases increased by 65 and there was one additional death reported in the seven hours between updates Friday. 

A total of 2,386 coronavirus tests had been administered as of noon Friday, according to the DPH. Fulton County has the most confirmed listed cases with 88, followed by Bartow (54) and Cobb (47) counties. Dougherty County in southwest Georgia has been hard-hit with 44 confirmed cases and at least four confirmed deaths. 

Barrow County still has one listed case, but that one is a person with a Barrow address who was living in another county, Barrow County officials said earlier this week. 

There are 23 confirmed cases listed in Gwinnett County, 10 in Clarke County, six in Hall County and one in Oconee County. 

Continue to check barrownewsjournal.com for the latest local and statewide updates. 

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.