Across other metro Atlanta counties, there are now 700 confirmed cases in Gwinnett, 370 in Clayton, 280 in Hall, 263 in Henry, 213 in Bartow, 187 in Cherokee, 158 in Douglas, 132 in Forsyth, 100 in Fayette, 97 in Rockdale, 81 in Newton and 83 in Paulding.
Patients between the ages of 18 and 59 make up the majority of cases at 61%, while those 60 and older make up 35% of cases. The DPH does not release compiled data on how many patients have recovered.
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ORIGINAL STORY [noon]:Georgia public health officials reported 191 new cases of COVID-19 at noon Sunday, bringing the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state to 12,452.
The latest data from the Georgia Department of Public Health also shows one new death related to the coronavirus since Saturday evening, making an overall death toll of 433.
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The number of Georgians killed by the disease caused by the coronavirus has more than doubled in a week. Last Sunday, the DPH reported 211 deaths and 6,647 cases at noon. The rate of Georgia patients who have died of COVID-19 is about 3.48%.
Of Georgia’s overall cases, 2,505 patients have been hospitalized, a rate of about 20.12%, according to the noon figures. That number is up from confirmed 2,491 hospitalizations Saturday evening.
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The coronavirus is also rapidly spreading within Georgia’s nursing homes and senior care facilities. The number of long-term care facilities with coronavirus outbreaks now stands at 80, up from 47 last week, health officials said Friday.
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Health officials have conducted 54,453 tests in Georgia, and about 22.9% of those have returned positive results.
Fulton County has the most cases with 1,467 up from 1,422 yesterday. Dougherty County has the second most with 1,154, followed by DeKalb County with 869 and Cobb with 714, according to the latest data.
The death toll in Dougherty County has not changed since Saturday night, according to the new data. However, at 72 total deaths, the southwest Georgia County has lost more residents to COVID-19 than any other in the state. » RELATED: Mobile morgues suggest Georgia's coronavirus crisis is far from over
The oldest patient to die in Georgia was a 100-year-old woman from Greene County, according to DPH. The youngest may have been a 22-year-old Muscogee County woman. However, Muscogee Coroner Buddy Bryan is working to confirm the cause of the woman’s death, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
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Those numbers do not reflect the extent of COVID-19’s spread in Georgia in real time. According to Dr. Kathleen Toomey, the state public health commissioner, it takes time to verify the data coming in from coroners, hospitals and other officials across the state.
On Saturday, the U.S. surpassed 500,000 confirmed cases and overtook Italy as the nation with the most COVID-19 deaths. More than 19,400 Americans have died because of the virus, The Washington Post reported.
Those who believe they are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 are asked to contact their primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
Georgians can also call the state COVID-19 hotline at 844-442-2681 to share public health information and connect with medical professionals.
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