Latest Atlanta coronavirus news: 9 deaths from COVID-19 since noon

Georgia now has 12,545 confirmed cases, 442 deaths

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This blog will be updated throughout Sunday, April 12, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.

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7 p.m.: 

In the seven hours since its last report, the Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed an additional 93 cases of COVID-19 and nine new deaths. Asia Simone Burns reports t
he state’s death toll now stands at 442, and there are 12,545 confirmed cases across Georgia.

4 p.m.: The state will convert a part of the Georgia World Congress Center into a 200-bed hospital to handle an influx of coronavirus patients, Gov. Brian Kemp said Sunday. Greg Bluestein and J. Scott Trubey have the details.

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3:30 p.m.: A local coroner says the 22-year-old woman listed as the youngest person to die of COVID-19 in Georgia may not have been killed by the disease, Asia Simone Burns reports.

1:30 p.m.: State health officials have tracked one of Georgia's earliest coronavirus outbreaks to a Cartersville church that held a retirement service long before the coronavirus drew the nation's full attention and prompted stay-at-home orders. Jeremy Redmon takes you to "the day the beast visited North Georgia's Church at Liberty Square."

1:30 p.m.: Looking to hone your artistic skills while you're stuck at home? The Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody has you covered, and J.D. Capelouto has the details.


Georgia public health officials reported 191 new cases of COVID-19 at noon Sunday, bringing the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state to 12,452. Asia Simone Burns reports that t
he latest data from the Georgia Department of Public Health also shows one new death related to the coronavirus since Saturday evening, bringing the death toll to 433.

8:45 a.m.: A worker at the Georgia governor's mansion recently tested positive for the disease caused by coronavirus, Gov. Brian Kemp's office said Sunday, triggering a round of testing and self-quarantining for anyone who had contact with the staffer. The governor and his family were not exposed, Greg Bluestein reports.

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