The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is committed to providing our readers with the most comprehensive coverage of the deadly coronavirus.
This blog will be updated throughout Saturday, April 11, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.
11:30 a.m.: Reports recently appeared on some websites that COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is now the leading cause of death in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta disputes that claim, however.
7:30 a.m.: The lockdown appears to be making a dent. Johnny Edwards takes a look at major COVID-19 developments over the past week.
6:30 a.m.: Gov. Brian Kemp is facing calls to suspend a little-known state law adopted nearly 70 years ago to combat the Ku Klux Klan to clear the way for more Georgians to wear protective masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Greg Bluestein has the details.
Several times a week, Albany’s elected leaders and health officials deliver sobering news updates to the residents of southwest Georgia, providing something most people across Georgia aren’t receiving from their public officials and hospitals: Consistent and complete information about COVID-19’s deadly grip. Carrie Teegardin and Brad Schrade tell you more.
FRIDAY’S TOP STORIES
- The state’s toll rose to 425, while the number of cases statewide rose to 11,859
- As of Friday afternoon, just three out of Georgia’s 159 counties had no confirmed cases of COVID-19
- CDC recommends everyone age 2 and older wear a cloth face covering when in public, but babies shouldn’t
DAILY CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
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