12:30 p.m.: Several Georgia colleges and universities are offering partial refunds to students for housing and dining plans since the schools are closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Eric Stirgus has the details.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Georgia increased to
9:30 a.m.: #MyQuarantineInSixWords is just what it sounds like, Kiersten Willis writes. Twitter users have used six words to describe what life is like as they continue social distancing.
9:15 a.m.: At least five people have died in southwest Georgia this week of apparent coronavirus-related illnesses, and one has died in Atlanta, an ominous sign of the pandemic's worsening toll. Alan Judd has the latest.
6:30 a.m.: Despite postponement of the presidential primary in Georgia, the voting has gone on in Dacula, Arielle Kass reports. There, elections superintendent Heather Coggins decided it was better to get a special city council election over early.
6 a.m.: While there are no coronavirus cases at Fulton County Jail, an inmate is in isolation after officials learned his daughter may have been exposed to the virus, spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said. The inmate, who has been in jail since Friday, will be in isolation for 14 days as a precaution, Raisa Habersham reports.
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- Emory Healthcare announced Wednesday evening the first death of one of its patients with a confirmed case of COVID-19, Carrie Teegardin reported. The patient died "despite the heroic efforts of our physicians, nurses and care team," Emory said in a statement.
- Drive-through testing sites for coronavirus began opening in metro Atlanta in recent days, but testing availability remains extremely limited, frustrating worried residents, and a lack of capacity to process tests continues to hamstring hospitals swamped with suspected cases. J. Scott Trubey has the story.
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