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Coronavirus in Georgia on April 4

At 11Alive News, our coverage of the coronavirus is rooted in Facts, not Fear. Here is the impact it is having on April 4 in Georgia.

ATLANTA — Here is the latest on the coronavirus in Georgia for April 5

Below is an archive for April 3:

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The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Georgia has increased to 6,383 on Saturday evening - up from 6,160 at lunch. Reported COVID-19 deaths have also increased from 201 to 208 since noon. The latest numbers also suggest that 19.83 percent of confirmed cases result in hospitalization.

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At 11Alive News, our coverage of the coronavirus is rooted in Facts, not Fear. Visit the 11Alive coronavirus page for comprehensive coverage, find out what you need to know about Georgia specifically, learn more about the symptoms, and keep tabs on the cases around the world here. Have a question? Text it to us at 404-885-7600.

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.

We will continue to track the most important coronavirus elements relating to Georgia on this page. Refresh often for new information.

This is updated information for Saturday, April 4. For information from Friday, April 3, please visit this page.

Key Facts: 

Coronavirus cases increase to 6383, deaths to 208 in Georgia in evening update

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Georgia has increased to 6,383 on Saturday evening - up from 6,160 at lunch. Reported COVID-19 deaths have also increased from 201 to 208 since noon. The latest numbers also suggest that 19.83 percent of confirmed cases result in hospitalization.

Fulton County continues to have the highest number of these cases with 959 along with 26 deaths. Dougherty County has the second-highest number of cases with 685 but the highest number of deaths with 30. Counties in the extended metro-Atlanta area round out the top nine areas in the state.

Below is a list of cases and deaths by county. The first number is cases and the second is deaths.

Fulton    959    26

Dougherty    685    30

Dekalb    539    9

Cobb    453    23

Gwinnett    400    8

Clayton    235    9

Henry    167    3

Bartow    160    7

Carroll    158    2

Lee    134    8

Cherokee    120    5

Hall    117    0

Douglas    84    4

Sumter    83    4

Chatham    81    3

Floyd    80    3

Rockdale    75    2

Forsyth    71    1

Fayette    66    4

Coweta    64    2

Early    64    1

Clarke    62    8

Houston    59    6

Terrell    57    2

Mitchell    53    1

Newton    52    1

Richmond    51    1

Paulding    50    0

Colquitt    49    3

Lowndes    37    1

Bibb    36    1

Columbia    36    0

Worth    36    1

Muscogee    35    0

Tift    34    0

Troup    33    1

Crisp    28    0

Glynn    28    0

Spalding    26    2

Thomas    26    0

Barrow    25    2

Oconee    24    0

Gordon    23    2

Polk    18    0

Randolph    18    0

Walton    18    0

Ware    18    3

Dawson    16    0

Decatur    16    0

Pierce    16    0

Whitfield    16    1

Bryan    15    1

Calhoun    15    1

Coffee    15    0

Dooly    15    1

Jackson    15    0

Laurens    15    0

Greene    12    0

Turner    12    0

Upson    12    0

Baldwin    11    1

Meriwether    11    0

Butts    10    0

Haralson    10    0

Liberty    10    0

Miller    10    0

Peach    10    1

Burke    9    0

Effingham    9    0

Lumpkin    9    0

Murray    9    0

Pickens    9    1

Fannin    8    0

Seminole    8    0

Clay    7    0

Lamar    7    0

Madison    7    1

Monroe    7    1

Pulaski    7    0

Bacon    6    0

Camden    6    0

Catoosa    6    0

Harris    6    0

Irwin    6    0

Jones    6    0

Mcduffie    6    1

Schley    6    0

Stephens    6    0

Appling    5    0

Baker    5    1

Brooks    5    0

Bulloch    5    0

Dodge    5    0

Franklin    5    0

Lincoln    5    0

Pike    5    0

Toombs    5    1

Warren    5    0

Washington    5    0

Ben Hill    4    0

Jasper    4    0

Macon    4    0

Telfair    4    0

White    4    0

Banks    3    0

Berrien    3    0

Chattooga    3    0

Grady    3    0

Hart    3    0

Jefferson    3    0

Rabun    3    0

Talbot    3    0

Tattnall    3    0

Walker    3    0

Wilkes    3    0

Chattahoochee    2    0

Clinch    2    0

Habersham    2    0

Heard    2    1

Jenkins    2    0

Johnson    2    0

Marion    2    0

Mcintosh    2    0

Morgan    2    0

Putnam    2    0

Screven    2    0

Taylor    2    0

Twiggs    2    0

Wilcox    2    0

Wilkinson    2    0

Bleckley    1    0

Candler    1    0

Charlton    1    0

Cook    1    0

Dade    1    1

Elbert    1    0

Emanuel    1    0

Gilmer    1    0

Lanier    1    0

Long    1    0

Oglethorpe    1    1

Quitman    1    0

Stewart    1    0

Towns    1    0

Union    1    0

Wayne    1    0

Webster    1    0

Wheeler    1    0

Unknown    88    4

*Based on patient county of residence when known

Rockdale County sheriff tests positive for COVID-19 while in precautionary quarantine

A sheriff who, just days earlier, announced he had placed himself under a voluntary self-quarantine has tested positive for COVID-19.

Rockdale County Sheriff Eric J. Levett released a statement on April 1 announcing publicly that he had gone into a 14-day quarantine per his doctor's advice after not feeling well on March 27. At that time, he also announced that he was being tested for coronavirus.

The test came back positive.

"Although this was not the news that I was expecting, it just further let me know how seriously we all need to take the epidemic and abide by the orders that have been put in place," he said in a statement released by the sheriff's office.

The sheriff said that he has continued working from home during the quarantine and thanked the public for their well-wishes.

In his previous message, the sheriff said that he had notified all of his command staff through texts of his illness - at the time not confirmed to be COVID-19. He also notified locals through email.

Delta confirms some employees test positive for COVID-19

According to the Delta Air Line Pilots Union's website, as of Saturday afternoon, at least 48 pilots were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement to 11Alive News on Saturday, the Atlanta-based air carrier said that while they could confirm that they have had some positive tests among some employees, they would not confirm specific numbers.

"If a Delta crew member is confirmed to have COVID-19, Delta works with the CDC to determine next steps, including notifying employees and customers who might have been in close contact with that crew member," said Delta spokesman Anthony Black.

The carrier has about 14,000 pilots and 90,000 employees. They reported earlier this week that a ground handler in Detroit died of complications related to COVID-19. 

RELATED: Delta Air Lines confirms some employees test positive for COVID-19

Company with metro Atlanta ties given go-ahead to expedite PPE manufacturing

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Saturday that it will not challenge a collaborative effort between several companies to "expedite and increase manufacturing, sourcing and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) along with coronavirus treatment-related medication.

Among those companies is McKesson, a Texas-based company with officers across metro Atlanta.

The effort, which also includes, Owens & Minor, Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc. Medline Industries Inc. and Henry Schein, Inc., is part of an emergency response developed and led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Hospitals across metro Atlanta are pleading for help bolstering supplies of PPE as patient surges hit their doors - with some saying supplies are dwindling or gone.

Confirmed cases now at 6,160 with 201 deaths

The Georgia Department of Health announced new cases of COVID-19 early Saturday afternoon. As of noon, there are now 6,160 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 201 deaths reported in Georgia. There are presently 1,239 people hospitalized from the virus.

The virus is rapidly approaching the 1,000 mark in Fulton County, while 26 people remain hospitalized there. Dougherty County has reported 636 cases and has reported 30 deaths as a result of the virus.

The number of cases is still growing in metro Atlanta. DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Clayton, Bartow and Henry counties are all reporting more than 100 cases of the virus. In DeKalb County, eight deaths have been reported, while in Cobb County, 20 deaths have been reported.

For a detailed state map breaking down each county's listing, visit our interactive map.

Here's a county-by-county breakdown:

County - Cases - Deaths

Fulton    941    26
Dougherty    636    30
Dekalb    500    8
Cobb    428    20
Gwinnett    364    8
Clayton    224    9
Bartow    160    7
Henry    150    3
Carroll    149    2
Lee    128    8
Cherokee    114    5
Hall    84    0
Douglas    80    4
Sumter    80    4
Floyd    79    3
Rockdale    70    2
Chatham    64    3
Forsyth    63    1
Early    62    1
Fayette    62    4
Clarke    60    8
Coweta    58    2
Houston    58    5
Mitchell    52    1
Terrell    52    2
Richmond    51    1
Paulding    48    0
Colquitt    46    3
Newton    43    1
Bibb    36    1
Lowndes    35    1
Worth    35    1
Tift    34    0
Columbia    33    0
Muscogee    33    0
Troup    32    1
Glynn    27    0
Thomas    26    0
Crisp    25    0
Spalding    24    1
Barrow    22    2
Oconee    22    0
Gordon    21    2
Polk    18    0
Ware    18    3
Decatur    16    0
Pierce    16    0
Randolph    16    0
Walton    16    0
Whitfield    16    1
Bryan    15    1
Coffee    15    0
Dooly    15    1
Laurens    15    0
Dawson    13    0
Jackson    13    0
Greene    12    0
Turner    12    0
Baldwin    11    1
Calhoun    11    1
Butts    10    0
Haralson    10    0
Meriwether    10    0
Miller    10    0
Peach    10    1
Upson    10    0
Liberty    9    0
Murray    9    0
Pickens    9    1
Burke    8    0
Fannin    8    0
Seminole    8    0
Clay    7    0
Effingham    7    0
Lumpkin    7    0
Madison    7    1
Monroe    7    0
Pulaski    7    0
Bacon    6    0
Camden    6    0
Catoosa    6    0
Harris    6    0
Irwin    6    0
Jones    6    0
Lamar    6    0
Schley    6    0
Appling    5    0
Brooks    5    0
Bulloch    5    0
Dodge    5    0
Franklin    5    0
Lincoln    5    0
Mcduffie    5    1
Stephens    5    0
Toombs    5    1
Washington    5    0
Baker    4    1
Ben Hill    4    0
Macon    4    0
Pike    4    0
Warren    4    0
Banks    3    0
Berrien    3    0
Chattooga    3    0
Grady    3    0
Hart    3    0
Talbot    3    0
Tattnall    3    0
Telfair    3    0
Walker    3    0
White    3    0
Wilkes    3    0
Chattahoochee    2    0
Clinch    2    0
Habersham    2    0
Heard    2    1
Jasper    2    0
Jefferson    2    0
Jenkins    2    0
Marion    2    0
Mcintosh    2    0
Morgan    2    0
Putnam    2    0
Rabun    2    0
Screven    2    0
Taylor    2    0
Twiggs    2    0
Wilcox    2    0
Wilkinson    2    0
Bleckley    1    0
Candler    1    0
Charlton    1    0
Cook    1    0
Dade    1    1
Elbert    1    0
Emanuel    1    0
Gilmer    1    0
Johnson    1    0
Lanier    1    0
Long    1    0
Oglethorpe    1    1
Quitman    1    0
Stewart    1    0
Towns    1    0
Union    1    0
Webster    1    0
Wheeler    1    0
Unknown    245    4


Confirmed cases now at 5,967 with 198 deaths

The Georgia Department of Health announced new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. As of 7 p.m., there are now 5,967 confirmed cases of the virus and 198 deaths reported. There are now 1,222 people hospitalized from the virus.

The virus has exploded in Fulton County, where the number of confirmed cases is fast approaching the 1000 mark with 26 deaths. Dougherty County is now reporting more than 600 cases with 30 deaths. 

Meanwhile, the number of cases continues to grow in the metro Atlanta area. DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett and Clayton counties are all reporting several hundreds of cases.

Here's a county-by-county breakdown:

County - Cases - Deaths

Fulton    910    26
Dougherty    607    30
DeKalb    483    8
Cobb    422    20
Gwinnett    353    8
Clayton    206    8
Bartow    159    6
Carroll    147    2
Henry    143    3
Lee    123    8
Cherokee    114    5
Hall    81    0
Floyd    79    3
Douglas    78    4
Rockdale    67    2
Sumter    67    4
Chatham    65    3
Early    61    1
Fayette    61    4
Forsyth    61    1
Clarke    59    8
Houston    58    5
Coweta    56    2
Terrell    50    2
Richmond    49    1
Mitchell    46    1
Paulding    46    0
Colquitt    44    3
Newton    42    1
Bibb    34    1
Tift    34    0
Columbia    33    0
Worth    33    1
Lowndes    32    1
Muscogee    31    0
Troup    30    1
Thomas    26    0
Crisp    24    0
Glynn    23    0
Spalding    23    1
Barrow    22    2
Gordon    21    2
Oconee    21    0
Polk    18    0
Ware    17    3
Decatur    16    0
Pierce    16    0
Walton    16    0
Bryan    15    1
Coffee    15    0
Laurens    15    0
Whitfield    15    1
Dawson    13    0
Jackson    13    0
Dooly    12    0
Greene    12    0
Turner    12    0
Baldwin    11    1
Calhoun    11    1
Miller    11    0
Randolph    11    0
Haralson    10    0
Meriwether    10    0
Peach    10    1
Butts    9    0
Liberty    9    0
Pickens    9    1
Burke    8    0
Fannin    8    0
Seminole    8    0
Upson    8    0
Clay    7    0
Lumpkin    7    0
Madison    7    1
Monroe    7    0
Murray    7    0
Bacon    6    0
Camden    6    0
Catoosa    6    0
Effingham    6    0
Harris    6    0
Irwin    6    0
Jones    6    0
Lamar    6    0
Appling    5    0
Brooks    5    0
Bulloch    5    0
Dodge    5    0
Franklin    5    0
Lincoln    5    0
Mcduffie    5    1
Pulaski    5    0
Schley    5    0
Stephens    5    0
Toombs    5    1
Washington    5    0
Baker    4    1
Pike    4    0
Warren    4    0
Banks    3    0
Ben Hill    3    0
Berrien    3    0
Chattooga    3    0
Grady    3    0
Hart    3    0
Talbot    3    0
Tattnall    3    0
Walker    3    0
White    3    0
Wilkes    3    0
Chattahoochee    2    0
Clinch    2    0
Habersham    2    0
Heard    2    1
Jasper    2    0
Jefferson    2    0
Jenkins    2    0
Macon    2    0
Mcintosh    2    0
Morgan    2    0
Putnam    2    0
Rabun    2    0
Screven    2    0
Taylor    2    0
Telfair    2    0
Twiggs    2    0
Bleckley    1    0
Candler    1    0
Charlton    1    0
Cook    1    0
Dade    1    1
Elbert    1    0
Emanuel    1    0
Gilmer    1    0
Johnson    1    0
Lanier    1    0
Long    1    0
Marion    1    0
Oglethorpe    1    1
Quitman    1    0
Stewart    1    0
Towns    1    0
Union    1    0
Webster    1    0
Wheeler    1    0
Wilcox    1    0
Wilkinson    1    0
Unknown    264    4

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