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This blog will be updated throughout Friday, May 8, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.
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1:15 p.m.: A group of metro Atlanta students from Wesleyan School shared their gratitude for local health care workers at Northside Hospital with a display of hundreds of signs as part of the "Signs for the Frontlines" campaign. Courtney Kueppers has this uplifting story for you.
Noon: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is keeping track of coronavirus deaths and cases across Georgia as reported by the Department of Public Health. At midday, the state's death toll is at 1,356. Confirmed cases have risen to 31,772.
8 a.m.: All of Georgia's 159 counties now have at least one case of COVID-19, Jeremy Redmon reports.
7:30 a.m.: Across Georgia, local governments are trying to decide if the time is right to go back to the office — and if so, how to do it. Leon Stafford and Arielle Kass tell you want city leaders are planning.
7:30 a.m.: As the coronavirus tears through the state's long-term care system, 4,015 nursing home and assisted living residents have been infected and more than 630 have died. But front-line caregivers, many earning little more than minimum wage, are also getting battered. Carrie Teegardin and Brad Schrade have the in-depth story.
7 a.m.: Over the past two months the novel coronavirus has reached so far into the state, health experts question whether Georgia can make a sizable enough investment to track it patient to patient. The AJC's Tamar Hallerman, Johnny Edwards and J. Scott Trubey investigate.
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