Madison County now has seven confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The Georgia Department of Health, 7 p.m. Friday report showed an increase of two in the county’s total since noon. A 71-year-old Madison County man with pre-existing conditions died earlier this week.

There are now 5,967 confirmed cases in Georgia, with 198 deaths and 1,222 people hospitalized. There have been 25,265 coronavirus tests conducted statewide.

Nearby counties are as follows: Clarke, 59 cases, eight deaths; Barrow, 22 and two deaths; Oconee, 21; Jackson, 13; Franklin, five; Stephens, five; Banks, three; Hart, three; Elbert, one; and Oglethorpe, one, which was a fatality, an 83-year-old man. Fulton County has the most cases in the state with 910 and 26 deaths, while Dougherty County (Albany) has 607 cases and 30 deaths.

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