Latest Atlanta coronavirus news: Cases near 27.5K, close to 1,200 deaths

Georgia confirms 27,492 coronavirus cases and 1,165 deaths

Majority of Georgia's COVID-19 Patients Last Month Were Black, Study Says.


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This blog will be updated throughout Friday, May 1, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.

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6 p.m.: Delta Air Lines is restarting some of its international routes in May, after suspending most of its flights around the globe amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Yamanouchi reports.

5 p.m.: A DeKalb County church will hold free drive-thru COVID-19 testing next week, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday. Tyler Estep has the details.

Noon: The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed 27,023 cases in Georgia, according to data released at 11:25 a.m. Friday. At least 1,140 Georgians have died of the COVID-19, Chelsea Prince reports.

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8:30 a.m.: Georgia's shelter-in-place order may be lifted, but most Atlanta-area malls won't be open for business today after all, Alexis Stevens reports.

6 a.m.: The AJC Peachtree Road Race, which has been run down Peachtree Street on every Fourth of July since its inception in 1970, has been pushed back this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ken Sugiura has the details.

6 a.m.: For small businesses desperate for federal loan money to survive the coronavirus shutdown, owners have found it extremely helpful to know the right people, Andy Peters reports.

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