Weekend Tallies Low Case Number, Few Deaths

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta reported a total of 341,310 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 2:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. According to the health department’s website, that includes 766 newly confirmed cases over the last 24 hours.

Georgia also reported 7,657 deaths so far from COVID-19, with 19 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. In addition, the state reported 30,388 hospitalizations — 12 more than the day before — and 5,665 admissions so far to intensive-care units.

Georgia coronavirus numbers announced over weekends aren’t always indicative of trends because of lags in reporting. They tend to be lower on Sunday and Monday, then catch up on Tuesday and Wednesday.

No information is available from Georgia about how many patients have recovered.

Counties in or near metro Atlanta and other metropolitan areas continue to have the highest number of positives, with Fulton County still in the lead.

  1. Fulton County: 29,885 cases — 66 new

  2. Gwinnett County: 29,748 cases — 59 new

  3. Cobb County: 21,196 cases — 38 new

  4. DeKalb County: 20,306 cases — 31 new

  5. Hall County: 10,345 cases — 14 new

  6. Chatham County: 9,125 — 24 new

  7. Clayton County: 7,859 — 17 new

  8. Richmond County: 7,728 — 20 new

  9. Cherokee County: 6,756 — 10 new

  10. Bibb County: 6,474 — 16 new

Counties in or near metro Atlanta also continue to have the most deaths from COVID-19.

  1. Fulton County: 607 deaths — 1 new

  2. Cobb County: 448 deaths — 1 new

  3. Gwinnett County: 434 deaths — 1 new

  4. DeKalb County: 390 deaths

  5. Dougherty County: 190 deaths

  6. Bibb County: 188 deaths

  7. Chatham County: 182 deaths — 1 new

  8. Clayton County: 174 deaths

  9. Richmond County: 174 deaths

  10. Muscogee County: 173 deaths

All Georgia statistics are available on the state’s COVID-19 website.

Globally, more than 40 million people have tested positive for COVID-19, and more than 1.1 million people have died from it, Johns Hopkins University reported Monday.

In the United States, nearly 8.2 million people have been infected and nearly 220,000 people have died from COVID-19 as of Monday. The U.S. has only about 4 percent of the world’s population but more confirmed cases and deaths than any other country.

This article originally appeared on the Douglasville Patch

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