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This blog will be updated throughout Tuesday, March 31, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.
4 p.m.: The state will deploy more than 100 Georgia National Guardsmen in the coming weeks to assisted living facilities and nursing homes with coronavirus cases to help limit the exposure to the virus among the state’s most vulnerable residents. Brad Shrade has the story.
2:15 p.m.: Playing ATL Food Bingo can win you a $300 restaurant prize package. Henri Hollis explains how to play.
1:15 p.m.: Gov. Brian Kemp’s office and the state’s public colleges and universities on Tuesday announced plans to dramatically increase coronavirus testing capacity in Georgia by about 3,000 tests per day. J. Scott Trubey tells you what that means.
7 a.m.: Georgia election officials began mailing absentee ballot request forms Monday to the state’s 6.9 million active voters, making it easier for them to vote without having to show up in person. Mark Niesses explains what to do next.
- The Elton John-hosted “Living Room Concert for America” raised more than $8 million for the Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation charities. If you missed it, music blogger Melissa Ruggieri tells you how to catch an encore presentation.
- An employee at Scientific Games in Alpharetta, where scratch-off lottery tickets are made, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a company statement issued Monday. Adrianne Murchison has the details.
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Georgia has 3,032 confirmed coronavirus cases and 102 deaths as of Monday evening
- The University System of Georgia ventilators and PPE to help health care workers
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