Why Older AdultsAre More Vulnerableto COVID-19.Even before it began to spread across the world,early data from China suggested that older adultswere the most vulnerable to COVID-19.Of the first 72,314 patients in China, the fatalityrate for those between 70-79 was 9.8 percent.For those over 80, it was 18 percent.With new data emerging from Italy,the second-most-affected country, it is evenmore clear just how at-risk older adults are.According to a March 4 analysis conducted by Italy’snational

Latest Atlanta coronavirus news: Georgia death toll rises

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This blog will be updated throughout Monday, March 23, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.

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7:30 p.m.: In the seven hours since the last update, the Georgia Department of Public Heath announced Monday night there has been one more death from COVID-19 across the state in addition to 28 more confirmed cases, Chelsea Prince and Zachary Hansen report. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 800 since the coronavirus pandemic entered Georgia, with 26 deaths.

3:30 p.m.: For people relying on AA or NA meetings to stay sober, self-isolation presents a challenge. Kiersten Willis has tips from a local therapist to navigate this situation.

3 p.m.: Using the hashtag #greatamericantakeout, a growing list of restaurants, including local chain Marlow’s Tavern, is asking people to place an order of any size from any restaurant in a show of solidarity for the restaurant industry. Henri Hollis has the details.

12:30 p.m.:  Health officials have reported 152 more confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Chelsea Prince writes t he latest data released Monday shows 772 confirmed cases, up from the 620 cases reported Sunday. While no new deaths were reported, 25 Georgians have died as a result of COVID-19.

9:45 a.m.:  DeKalb County leaders know some folks have had trouble getting their hands on toilet paper recently, Tyler Estep reports,  b ut they’re reminding residents that flushing other options — like wipes and paper towels — can clog pipes and exacerbate sewer issues.

8:30 a.m.: Worried about renewing your Georgia driver’s license amid the coronavirus outbreak? Relax. David Wickert reports the state is giving 60-day extensions to those whose licenses expire in the next few months.

6:30 a.m.: Marietta City Schools Superintendent Grant Rivera said it's the system's "moral and academic responsibility" to be responsive to students who do not have access to the internet, Kristal Dixon reports, so the system bought WiFi hotspots for kids who don’t have internet access.

6 a.m.: Gov. Brian Kemp’s refusal so far to use emergency powers to impose restrictions to stem the spread of coronavirus could undermine Georgia’s effort to contain the disease, health experts say. The Republican’s aides say he’s weighing his options and hasn’t ruled out any measures, Greg Bluestein reports.

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