Latest Atlanta coronavirus news: Georgia’s COVID-19 cases near 32K
Coronavirus Causes Damage to Organs
Other Than the Lungs, Doctors Say.
Doctors are finding significant damage
in both the kidneys and hearts of patients
who have contracted the coronavirus.
I think it’s very possible that the virus attaches to the kidney cells and attacks them, Alan Kliger, Yale, via 'The Washington Post'.
It does raise the very clear suspicion that at least a part of the acute kidney injury that we’re seeing is resulting from direct viral involvement of the kidney, Alan Kliger, Yale,
CONTINUING COVERAGE: CORONAVIRUS
May 8, 2020
There are now 1,356 deaths from COVID-19 and 31,772 confirmed cases
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.
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.