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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.
- Dawson County authorities announce that a local deputy has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Gov. Brian Kemp announces that Georgians will be ordered to shelter in place, closes K-12 public schools for remainder of school year.
- Additional closures announced by the Dawson County Parks and Recreation Department.
- Dawsonville approves emergency measure allowing to-go alcohol sales.
- GDPH officials said on Friday that an error was been reported on March 26 and only one additional case of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Dawson County.
- Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest announces closures to Appalachian Trail access points and trailheads.
- Georgia Department of Public Health confirms two new cases of COVID-19 in Dawson County, bringing county total to 3.
- Georgia Secretary of State’s Office announces all Georgia voters will get absentee ballot applications for the upcoming May primary.
- State health officials report first COVID-19 death in Forsyth County
- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp bans gatherings over 10, orders vulnerable population to self-quarantine.
- Dawson County approves to-go alcohol sales for restaurants.
- First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Dawson County.
- Local political candidate Will Wade named to the Georgia Coronavirus Task Force Economic Impact Committee by Gov. Brian Kemp.
- Commissioners declare a state of emergency in Dawson County due to the coronavirus.
- North Georgia Premium Outlets announces total closure until late March due to coronavirus concerns.
- State senators asked to self-quarantine for two weeks after member tested positive.
- Gov. Brian Kemp issues executive order closing all public primary, secondary and post-secondary schools until March 31.
- Chick-fil-A closes indoor seating in response to COVID-19.
- Dawson County News closes its offices to the public.
- Dawson County officials announce that the Dawson County Parks and Recreation, and Senior Services and Transit departments would be temporarily suspended.
- General Assembly suspends legislative session due to coronavirus