Latest Atlanta coronavirus news: 52 more deaths bring state toll to 994

Georgia confirms 24,225 coronavirus cases, 994 deaths

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This blog will be updated throughout Monday, April 27, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.

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7 p.m.: 

Since noon, the DPH recorded an additional 52 coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s toll to 994, Chelsea Prince and Zachary Hansen report. In addition, 452 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed since noon, bringing the state’s total to 24,225. 

6:30 p.m.: Two people in Georgia drank liquid cleaning products over the weekend in misguided attempts to ward off COVID-19, according to the Georgia Poison Center. Both men had histories of psychiatric problems, Johnny Edwards reports, and are expected to recover.

2 p.m.: East Lake residents affected by the novel coronavirus will get some help from the Tour Championship, which announced Monday a $3.5 million donation to relief efforts, Raisa Habersham reports.

1 p.m.: The state and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to conduct antibody surveys in Fulton and DeKalb counties to try to pinpoint who might have had COVID-19 and better understand the spread of the disease. Scott Trubey has the details.


Georgia’s known coronavirus infections number 23,773, and its death toll stands at 942, Chelsea Prince reports
The latest figures from the Georgia Department of Public Health represent a 1.2% rise in new cases since data was last reported Sunday night. Twenty-six more Georgians were counted among the dead Monday.

9:30 a.m.: Restaurants around metro Atlanta have begun to reopen dining rooms today as restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic are lifted. AJC reporters and photographers are capturing the scenes, and you can follow the live blog here.

7 a.m.: Vanessa McCray has the details of a new grant program will help Atlanta child care providers who serve low-income families stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic.

6:30 a.m.: Meria Carstarphen, who relinquishes her school chief title at the end of June, pens a lovely letter to the graduating seniors of Atlanta Public Schools. Maureen Downey has the letter in her Get Schooled blog.

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