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Live coronavirus updates: 48 confirmed cases from Dawson County, 1 death
Photo courtesy of Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Numbers are reported by county of residence and are updated twice daily at noon and 7 p.m. Local health officials have stressed that testing is limited and confirmed tests do not represent the full picture of COVID-19 in our community. Today’s increase, DPH notes, “is in part reflective of improvement in electronic reporting efficiency from commercial laboratories. These reports often have sparse patient data and DPH will be working to complete these records, so data will change over time.” Scroll to the bottom to see a map of cases by county across the country.

Dawson County: 48 cases and 1 death. (In early April announced a second COVID-19 death  in Dawson County, but that number was later corrected)  

Georgia: 20,740 cases, with 3,959 hospitalizations and 836 deaths

This data represents confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health as of 12 p.m. 04/22/2020. A confirmed case is defined as a person who has tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus.

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