Henry County had 13 confirmed coronavirus cases as of noon Wednesday.

Henry leaders correct number of county coronavirus cases after error

Henry leaders on Wednesday retracted the count of confirmed county coronavirus cases they were reporting after the numbers didn’t match those being put out by District 4 Public Health officials.

The county had 13 confirmed cases as of noon Wednesday, not 45 as Henry leaders reported late Tuesday. Overall  76 cases in the 12-county district, which includes Fayette, Butts and Coweta counties, have been confirmed.  

District 4 officials took the blame for the error.

“There was an error in gathering the numbers for the positive case counts,” said Hayla Folden, spokeswoman for the district. “It was simply human error and we apologize for any confusion it has caused.”

While the number were incorrect Tuesday, District 4 official said they do expect confirmed cases to grow.

“Confirmation of cases does not change public health recommendations for all residents,” leaders said. 

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