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GDPH: 5 cases of COVID-19 now confirmed in Dawson County
Photo courtesy of Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Over the weekend three new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, were reported in Dawson County by the Georgia Department of Public Health, bringing the county's total to five confirmed cases as the number of infections in Georgia rose over 2,800. 

While the Georgia Department of Public Health reported a total of 2,683 total cases in Georgia at 7 p.m. on Sunday,  March 29, the statewide number grew to 2,809 by noon on Monday, March 30. The number of deaths has now reached 87 statewide, with 707 hospitalizations.

The department is updating totals at noon and 7 p.m. daily.

More than 12,500 tests have been conducted statewide, according to the DPH, and nearly all counties in Georgia now have a confirmed case of COVID-19, led by Fulton with 463 known cases. A total of 164 cases are still listed in unknown counties by the GDPH.