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 Monday, March 30, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.
6:30 p.m.: The University System of Georgia is providing dozens of ventilators and hundreds of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment from its 26 colleges and universities to help health workers fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Scott Trubey has the story.
7 a.m.: House Speaker David Ralston wrote in a letter Sunday that a further delay of Georgia’s upcoming primary election is justified because there will still be a state of emergency from the coronavirus on May 19. Mark Niesse has the story.
6:30 a.m.: Atlanta Motor Speedway and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Monday, April 6. The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Tara Ballroom, located within the AMS Condo Building at 1500 Tara Place in Hampton. Our Sports team has the details.
6 a.m.: A campaign that spreads positivity and hope amid the coronavirus pandemic has raised $40,000 for local artists, officials said. J.D. Capelouto tells you how “Everything Will Be OK” is a sign of the times for Dunwoody.
Gov. Brian Kemp’s office on Sunday grappled with blowback from a top aide’s comments blasting local governments for “overreacting” to the coronavirus outbreak by enacting tougher restrictions on movement and commerce than those called for by the governor.
SUNDAY’S TOP STORY
The number of coronavirus cases in Georgia has increased to 2,683 and 83 deaths since noon on Sunday. With 32 more new cases and 3 new deaths, 678 patients remain hospitalized, a rate of about 25.27 percent, according to the figures released at 7 p.m.
OVER THE WEEKEND
- The state will begin enforcing social distancing requirements in areas where large groups congregate at state parks and lakes, officials said Sunday.
- Bottoms: Stay home so others ‘have an opportunity to simply live’
- Michael Stipe introduces new song during isolation
- ‘Explosive spread’ of coronavirus in Georgia likely to worsen
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