Latest Atlanta coronavirus news: Georgia’s COVID-19 deaths pass 1,300

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There are now 1,317 deaths from COVID-19 and 30,737 confirmed cases
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This blog will be updated throughout Wednesday, May 6, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.

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7 p.m.: The AJC is keeping track of reported coronavirus deaths and cases across Georgia as reported by the Department of Public Health. As of 7 p.m., there are 1,317 deaths and 30,737 confirmed cases.

5 p.m.: Cobb County is planning to reopen all public parks on Monday, Meris Lutz reports, after they were closed because of the pandemic.

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4 p.m.: The Hawks will not open their practice facility Friday, according to general manager Travis Schlenk, but beat writer Sarah K. Spencer reports they are looking at next week as a potential timetable.

4 p.m.: Several Atlanta United players participated in the first voluntary workouts allowed by MLS at the team's training facility Wednesday. Beat writer Doug Roberson has the details.

3:45 p.m.: The Indigo Girls share with Melissa Ruggieri how they've been spending their time, what they're listening to and how much they miss playing for a live audience.

Noon: The AJC is keeping track of reported coronavirus deaths and cases across Georgia as reported by the Department of Public Health. As of noon, there are 1,305 deaths and 30,562 confirmed cases.

10:45 a.m.: It's berry season, and several farms within a couple of hour's drive of metro Atlanta are opening their fields for picking, Yvonne Zusel reports. Call ahead to verify opening days, times and specific social distancing practices.

10:45 a.m.: "Nashville hot" chicken restaurant Hattie B's will reopen today, Raisa Habersham reports. Read how the restaurant prepared after a worker tested positive for the coronavirus.

7:30 a.m.: Gwinnett County's fairgrounds will be an early voting location where it will be easier to spread voters 6 feet apart. But, Arielle Kass reports, three typical early voting locations won't open for the June 9 election.

6:30 a.m.: A new coronavirus hotspot has emerged in northeast Georgia, stirring fears the region could see a devastating toll similar to southwest Georgia's. Alan Judd has the story.

6:15 a.m.: The leaders of Georgia's colleges and universities are talking with campus administrators to determine what should they do as the coronavirus pandemic continues. and Eric Stirgus fills you in on the discussion.

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