Latest Atlanta coronavirus news: 14 people have died since noon, bringing total to 198

State’s total confirmed cases rises to 5,967 as lockdown begins

Georgia recorded 13 more coronavirus deaths since noon Thursday.


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This blog will be updated throughout Friday, April 3, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.

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10:45 a.m.: The Atlanta Public Schools superintendent said she hasn't made a decision yet about how to honor the class of 2020, Vanessa McCray reports, but wants to find a way to recognize graduates even though school buildings have been closed for the school year.

10 a.m.: The South may be putting its own spin on this worldwide pandemic, our Political Insider bloggers write. Those with a fatal dose of the coronavirus here tend to be younger than in other areas of the nation — or world, for that matter.

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9:30 a.m.: Two weeks after she was diagnosed with the coronavirus, Marietta City Councilwoman Cheryl Richardson is slowly resuming the life she led before the virus upended her routine. Kristal Dixon tells you Richardson's message for others.

6 a.m.: The coronavirus pandemic has forced elections officials to re-examine how to conduct voting while preventing the spread of disease. Amanda C. Coyne has the details.

6 a.m.: As restaurants shutter amid the coronavirus pandemic, it's not just their owners and staff struggling to stay afloat. The ripple effects are slamming a vast local supply chain. Farmers. Beer and wine distributors. Janitors. Grease-trap cleaners. Florists. Makers of curated wood for kitchen hearths. Andy Peters and Ligaya Figueras tell you how the dining world is affected.

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