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Coronavirus in Georgia on Sunday, April 12

This is what happened on Sunday

This is an archive from Sunday, April 12

For Monday, April 13, click here.

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Gov. Brian Kemp says that a 200-hospital bed alternate care facility is being readied at the World Congress Center for an anticipated COVID-19 patient surge. Scroll to read more.

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State and federal officials with the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are continually monitoring the spread of the virus. They are also working hand-in-hand with the World Health Organization to track the spread around the world and to stop it.

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Key Facts: 

Sunday, April 12

200-bed hospital for COVID-19 patients being constructed at World Congress Center

The state of Georgia has entered into a contract with the Virginia-based supply firm PAE to build a 200-hospital bed alternate care facility at the Georgia World Congress Center. 

“Across Georgia, we have partnered with existing healthcare infrastructure to greatly expand our surge capacity, and now we have a dedicated team building out a temporary facility at the Georgia World Congress Center for potential COVID-19 patient surge,” said Gov. Brian Kemp in a release on Sunday afternoon. 

The Georgia National Guard, GEMA, the Department of Community Health, Georgia Department of Public Health, and contractors will begin to prepare the GWCC for a potential COVID-19 patient surge for mild to moderate illness levels, excluding ventilator support. 

The project at GWCC will leverage existing support through Grady Memorial Hospital with its initial operating capacity available within one week. Over the next few days, Gov. Kemp says he plans to provide more details about the facility. 

Read the full story.

12,452 confirmed cases, with 433 deaths reported on Sunday afternoon

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Georgia has increased to 12,452 overnight, according to the latest figures from the Georgia Department of Public Health with 433 deaths being reported statewide at noon on Sunday.

The largest number of cases in the state remains in Fulton County, with a total of 1,467. 50 deaths have been reported there. The highest number of fatalities from COVID-19 in the state continues to be reported from Dougherty County, where 72 people have lost their lives. A total of 1,154 cases have been confirmed there. 

Additional highly reported totals are in the metro area: In DeKalb County, 869 cases have been reported with 14 deaths. In Cobb County, there are 714 cases, with 32 death; In Gwinnett County, 690 cases of coronavirus have been reported with 19 deaths, while in Clayton County 362 cases have been reported with 11 deaths. In Hall County, 279 cases have been reported, but no one has died there. Finally, in Henry County, 260 people have been reported to have contracted the virus with 3 deaths. 

For a detailed tracking of cases across Georgia, please visit our interactive map.

A full listing of confirmed cases across the state is as follows: 

County - Cases - Deaths 

Fulton    1467    50
Dougherty    1154    72
Dekalb    869    14
Cobb    714    32
Gwinnett    690    19
Clayton    362    11
Hall    279    0
Henry    260    3
Lee    239    15
Sumter    227    9
Bartow    212    15
Carroll    204    5
Cherokee    186    7
Douglas    153    5
Chatham    147    5
Muscogee    146    4
Richmond    140    3
Mitchell    136    13
Forsyth    130    5
Early    121    6
Houston    115    7
Floyd    108    5
Terrell    107    10
Randolph    105    5
Coweta    103    2
Fayette    99    4
Rockdale    95    2
Colquitt    87    5
Worth    84    4
Clarke    83    11
Paulding    80    2
Newton    79    3
Thomas    77    3
Spalding    71    4
Crisp    70    0
Columbia    68    0
Bibb    67    1
Lowndes    59    2
Tift    59    1
Troup    57    3
Coffee    56    2
Barrow    55    3
Upson    55    1
Ware    53    4
Baldwin    52    1
Pierce    45    2
Calhoun    43    2
Dooly    40    1
Walton    39    2
Oconee    38    0
Turner    38    0
Gordon    35    3
Glynn    33    0
Laurens    32    1
Bryan    29    1
Decatur    29    0
Burke    28    1
Butts    28    0
Jackson    27    1
Dawson    26    2
Greene    25    1
Whitfield    24    3
Meriwether    23    0
Effingham    22    1
Mcduffie    22    2
Peach    22    2
Polk    22    0
Washington    22    0
Wilcox    22    0
Macon    21    0
Camden    20    0
Harris    19    1
Johnson    19    1
Brooks    18    1
Liberty    17    0
Stephens    17    0
Bulloch    16    1
Haralson    16    0
Lamar    16    0
Pike    16    0
Clay    15    1
Grady    15    0
Seminole    15    0
Bacon    14    0
Baker    14    2
Habersham    14    1
Morgan    14    0
Murray    14    0
Dodge    13    0
Catoosa    12    0
Monroe    12    1
Oglethorpe    12    1
Pickens    12    2
Schley    12    1
Irwin    11    0
Jones    11    0
Toombs    11    1
White    11    0
Wilkinson    11    1
Madison    10    1
Marion    10    0
Miller    10    0
Appling    9    0
Fannin    9    0
Jenkins    9    1
Lumpkin    9    0
Pulaski    9    0
Talbot    9    1
Telfair    9    0
Ben Hill    8    0
Brantley    8    1
Emanuel    8    0
Lincoln    8    0
Banks    7    0
Cook    7    0
Gilmer    7    0
Screven    7    0
Taylor    7    2
Union    7    1
Berrien    6    0
Chattooga    6    1
Jasper    6    0
Jefferson    6    1
Putnam    6    0
Rabun    6    0
Stewart    6    0
Walker    6    0
Warren    6    0
Wilkes    6    0
Lanier    5    0
Tattnall    5    0
Candler    4    0
Franklin    4    0
Heard    4    1
Wayne    4    0
Charlton    3    0
Chattahoochee    3    0
Clinch    3    0
Crawford    3    0
Elbert    3    0
Hancock    3    0
Hart    3    0
Mcintosh    3    0
Quitman    3    0
Towns    3    0
Webster    3    0
Atkinson    2    0
Dade    2    1
Echols    2    0
Montgomery    2    0
Twiggs    2    0
Wheeler    2    0
Bleckley    1    0
Evans    1    0
Jeff Davis    1    0
Long    1    0
Treutlen    1    0
Unknown    773    0
Non-Georgia Resident    444    4

*Based on patient county of residence when known

Coronavirus cases and deaths rise in evening update

The 7 p.m. update from the Georgia Department of Public Health shows confirmed cases in the state have risen to 12,261 with 432 deaths. Of the total number of cases, 2,491 have resulted in hospitalization - or roughly 20 percent.

Fulton County continues to lead in the number of cases with 1,446. However, it has the second-most deaths behind Dougherty County in south Georgia which has 72. The south Georgia county also has the second-highest number of confirmed cases with 1,102.

Here is a breakdown of cases by county. The first number is the number of confirmed cases. The second is the number of deaths.

County - Cases - Deaths

Fulton    1446    50
Dougherty    1102    72
Dekalb    848    14
Cobb    705    32
Gwinnett    681    18
Clayton    339    11
Hall    276    0
Henry    254    3
Lee    236    15
Sumter    224    9
Bartow    211    15
Carroll    204    5
Cherokee    186    7
Douglas    151    5
Chatham    146    5
Muscogee    144    4
Richmond    138    3
Mitchell    136    13
Forsyth    128    5
Early    120    6
Houston    113    7
Floyd    107    5
Terrell    106    10
Randolph    103    5
Coweta    101    2
Fayette    99    4
Rockdale    92    2
Colquitt    84    5
Clarke    82    11
Worth    80    4
Paulding    79    2
Newton    78    3
Thomas    76    3
Spalding    69    4
Columbia    68    0
Crisp    67    0
Bibb    62    1
Lowndes    59    2
Tift    59    1
Troup    57    3
Coffee    53    2
Barrow    51    3
Upson    51    1
Ware    50    4
Baldwin    47    1
Pierce    45    2
Calhoun    41    2
Dooly    40    1
Walton    38    2
Oconee    36    0
Turner    35    0
Glynn    33    0
Gordon    33    3
Laurens    31    1
Bryan    28    1
Burke    28    1
Butts    28    0
Decatur    28    0
Jackson    26    1
Dawson    25    2
Greene    25    1
Whitfield    24    3
Meriwether    23    0
Peach    22    2
Polk    22    0
Washington    21    0
Camden    20    0
Effingham    20    1
Mcduffie    20    2
Harris    19    1
Macon    19    0
Brooks    18    1
Stephens    17    0
Bulloch    16    1
Haralson    16    0
Liberty    16    0
Pike    16    0
Clay    15    1
Grady    15    0
Johnson    15    1
Lamar    15    0
Bacon    14    0
Habersham    14    1
Morgan    14    0
Murray    14    0
Seminole    14    0
Baker    13    2
Catoosa    12    0
Monroe    12    1
Oglethorpe    12    1
Schley    12    1
Dodge    11    0
Irwin    11    0
Jones    11    0
Pickens    11    2
Toombs    11    1
White    11    0
Madison    10    1
Marion    10    0
Miller    10    0
Wilkinson    10    1
Appling    9    0
Fannin    9    0
Jenkins    9    1
Lumpkin    9    0
Pulaski    9    0
Talbot    9    1
Telfair    9    0
Ben Hill    8    0
Lincoln    8    0
Banks    7    0
Brantley    7    1
Emanuel    7    0
Taylor    7    2
Union    7    1
Berrien    6    0
Chattooga    6    1
Cook    6    0
Gilmer    6    0
Jasper    6    0
Jefferson    6    1
Rabun    6    0
Stewart    6    0
Walker    6    0
Warren    6    0
Wilkes    6    0
Lanier    5    0
Putnam    5    0
Screven    5    0
Wilcox    5    0
Candler    4    0
Franklin    4    0
Heard    4    1
Wayne    4    0
Chattahoochee    3    0
Clinch    3    0
Crawford    3    0
Elbert    3    0
Hancock    3    0
Hart    3    0
Mcintosh    3    0
Quitman    3    0
Tattnall    3    0
Towns    3    0
Webster    3    0
Atkinson    2    0
Charlton    2    0
Dade    2    1
Echols    2    0
Montgomery    2    0
Twiggs    2    0
Wheeler    2    0
Bleckley    1    0
Jeff Davis    1    0
Long    1    0
Treutlen    1    0
Unknown    1300    4

*Based on patient county of residence when known

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