Latest Atlanta coronavirus news: COVID-19 deaths approach 1,500 in Georgia

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There are now 1,494 deaths from COVID-19 and 34,848 confirmed cases

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This blog will be updated throughout Tuesday, May 12, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.

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7 p.m.: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is keeping track of reported coronavirus deaths and cases across Georgia, as reported by the Department of Public Health. As of midday, the state has 1,494 deaths and 34,848 confirmed cases.

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6:15 p.m.: Tamar Hallerman reports on how Georgia is expanding its contact tracing program, and how many people have been contacted so far.

2:15 p.m.: Georgia will chip away at the internet learning gap by sending 448 mobile Wi-Fi devices to three dozen school districts that will mount them on roving buses. Ty Tagami has all the information.

1 p.m.: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is keeping track of reported coronavirus deaths and cases across Georgia, as reported by the Department of Public Health. As of midday, the state has 1,461 deaths and 34,635 confirmed cases.

12:30 p.m.: One business that has rebounded during the coronavirus pandemic is the Georgia Lottery, James Salzer reports.

12:30 p.m.: The YMCA of Metro Atlanta plans to incrementally reopen 19 of its 24 facilities across the region with limited operations and new coronavirus precautions. Amanda C. Coyne has the details.

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Tyler Perry Studios donated hundreds of gourmet meals to Grady Hospital workers Monday in honor of National Hospital Week. 
According to a press release from Grady, Atlanta-based celebrity chef and Grady baby Elliott Farmer and his staff cooked the meals. Rodney Ho has the story.

7 a.m.: Georgia is among the first states to reopen broad parts of its economy, but Gov. Brian Kemp is likely to announce Tuesday he will keep bars and nightclubs closed until the outbreak subsides. Greg Bluestein will keep you updated.

6:45 a.m.: Georgia public schools were awarded more than $400 million in federal pandemic relief funds last week, but they won't spend all of it on their own students: they must share it with private schools. Ty Tagami has the details.

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