The number of coronavirus-related deaths across the U.S. surpassed 2,000 on Saturday after doubling in just two days, according to a Washington Post review of state health department numbers.
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With 17 deaths, hard-hit Dougherty County has lost more people to the highly contagious virus than any other county in the state.
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As of noon Monday, a total of 12,566 COVID-19 tests had been conducted in Georgia with about 22% returning positive results.
Patients between the ages of 18 and 59 make up 57% of Georgia’s confirmed cases, while those 60 and older make up 35%. The DPH does not release compiled data on how many people have recovered.
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