Latest Atlanta coronavirus news: 23 more deaths reported since noon

Georgia now has 14,578 confirmed cases, 524 deaths

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This blog will be updated throughout Tuesday, April 14, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.

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4:45 p.m.: A lawyer for acclaimed Georgia Tech professor Eva Lee on Tuesday renewed his request that Lee be allowed access to her 200 computers at the school to help national, state and local governments combat the coronavirus. Bill Rankin has the latest on this story.

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3:30 p.m.: About 50 members of the Georgia National Guard are assisting Atlanta Public Schools with its new weekly food distribution program, an extraordinary measure that officials said provides needed muscle and logistical expertise, Vanessa McCray reports.

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12:45 p.m.: If walking or running is part of your self-care routine during this pandemic, Courtney Kueppers has tips to yourself and others safe while exercising.


10:45: Wild Heaven's new beer is available for purchase. Called Fauci Spring, the pale ale is named after Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the country's most visible medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic. Henri Hollis has the story.

10:30 a.m.: Americans have begun receiving stimulus checks and amid their roll out, many questions have emerged. Along with those questions, myths have bubbled up. Kiersten Willis separates fact from fiction.

8:45 a.m.: The Cobb &aDouglas Public Health department has expanded the criteria for getting tested for the novel coronavirus at its two drive-thru testing sites at Jim Miller Park and Hunter Park. Meris Lutz has the details.

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6 a.m.: African Americans are dying from COVID-19 at disproportionate rates. At the same time, they are less likely to even be tested, less likely to be treated, and more likely to be low-wage essential workers on the front lines. Gracie Bonds Staples writes she doesn't know whether to laugh or cry.

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  • One month after Georgia reported its first death from the novel coronavirus, state officials are racing to ensure hospitals can handle a surge in critically ill patients — now expected in about two weeks. Alan Judd has the details.
  • After already hiring 100,000 people to keep up with demand during coronavirus isolation, Amazon announced it seeks 75,000 more. Anyone out of work right now is welcome to apply.