Since Saturday evening, health officials confirmed 185 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 23,401.
The health department reported 23,216 cases of the virus and 907 deaths at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Of the total cases, 4,359 patients have been hospitalized at some point, a rate of about 18.63%.
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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has skyrocketed in recent weeks as health officials made testing more widely available. Four weeks ago, the state reported fewer than 2,400 cases and just 69 deaths.
As of noon, Fulton County still has the most confirmed cases in Georgia with 2,542. The county is reported one more death since Saturday, making a total of 92.
DeKalb County has the second most with cases 1,798, followed by Gwinnett County with 1,495 and Dougherty County with 1,469.
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Dougherty has reported more coronavirus-related deaths than any other county with 108. Fulton has the second most deaths while Cobb County, which has 1,411 confirmed cases, has lost 75 residents to the virus.
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Officials say those numbers are lagging as data from local officials and hospitals do not reflect the crisis in real time. The figures may also be adjusted as the health department receives additional information about patients.
Friday was the first day of Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan to ease restrictions on Georgia businesses. Residents lined up for haircuts, manicures, tattoos and other services previously deemed “non-essential” in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.
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On Monday, Kemp is allowing restaurants to resume dine-in service and theaters to reopen provided they follow a long list of guidelines to maintain social distancing, though many restaurant owners have decided to keep their doors closed. Bars and nightclubs across the state will remain shuttered for now.
The governor’s shelter-at-home mandate is set to expire late Thursday night.
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Those who believe they are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 are asked to contact their local health department, their primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Do not show up unannounced at a testing site, emergency room or other health care facility.
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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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