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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Georgia reach 550

Department of Public Health reports 20 deaths in state

A nurse wearing protective clothing handles a potentially infected coronavirus swab at a drive-by testing center.
A nurse wearing protective clothing handles a potentially infected coronavirus swab at a drive-by testing center. (John Moore/Getty Images North America/Getty Images)

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Public Health late Saturday reported that 550 people have tested positive for coronavirus I the state. As of 7 p.m., the number of reported deaths in the state climbed to 20.

Of the confirmed cases in Georgia, they were split 49% female, 48% male with 1% unknown. Of people with COVID-19, 41% were between the ages of 18-59, while 32% were over the age of 60. One percent were 17 or under and the age of 26% of the cases were of unknown age.

Georgia’s coronavirus status website does not indicate where the four new death reported on Saturday occurred.

In Southeast Georgia, there was still only one case of in Charlton County -- a resident hospitalized in Camden County -- with two cases in Glynn County and now four cases in Chatham County (Savannah).

Fulton County had 99 cases -- the most of any county in Georgia -- followed by Bartow with 56 cases, Cobb with 50 cases, Dougherty with 47 cases, Dekalb with 41 cases and Gwinnett with 23 cases. The highest concentration of cases are in the metropolitan Atlanta area with the exception of Dougherty, which is a coronavirus hot spot in Southwest Georgia.


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