Latest Atlanta coronavirus news: DPH confirms 42 COVID-19 deaths since noon

Georgia now has 19,399 confirmed cases, at least 775 deaths

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,


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  • The Department of Public Health reported 18,157 COVID19 cases and 681 deaths at 7 p.m., both of which were fewer than its noon numbers. Asia Simone Burns reported the update.
  • City of Stone Mountain officials are calling on Stone Mountain Park to shut down some of its entrances over worries that parkgoers are crowding city streets during the coronavirus pandemic, J.D. Capelouto reported.