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Coronavirus in Georgia on Saturday, April 11

This is what happened on Saturday.

ATLANTA — This is an archive from Saturday, April 11

For Sunday, April 12 information, click here.

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Georgia has topped the 12,000 mark across the state, according to the latest figures from the Georgia Department of Public Health. There are now 12,261 confirmed cases in Georgia and 428 deaths being reported statewide. Scroll to read more.

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.

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Key Facts: 

Saturday, April 11

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.

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



Braves to pay employees through at least May 31

According to multiple sources, the Atlanta Braves have notified all of their full-time and part-time employees that they would be paid through May 31.

This becomes the first known instance of a Major League Baseball team assuring their workers that they would be taken care of beyond the end of April or beginning of May.

While that's the case with Major League Baseball, other professional team owners have made similar moves.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he would continue paying his employees through the outage that began with the NBA's decision to halt the season on March 11.

Newton County Sheriff, judges work jointly to reduce population of jail

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown along with the county's judges have been actively working to reduce the population of the Newton County Jail in order to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 there.

In a Facebook post on Thursday afternoon, the sheriff's office said the jail's population had been reduced by more than 100 inmates by Thursday, April 9.

"Inmate residents will continue to be released following court orders," the post said, in part. "Active work-release inmates and weekenders will be monitored by Newton County deputies following release."

Brown said that he feels that through early work and safeguards against the threat of COVID-19 early-on, the threat of an outbreak at the jail has been minimized. 

"We will continue to work daily with the Newton County Judges, the District Attorney's office, the state, and probation offices to continue the effort in reducing the jail population," Brown said. "The health and safety of our entire staff and inmate residents have been a top priority."

More than 12,000 confirmed cases, with 428 deaths statewide

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Georgia has topped the 12,000 mark across the state, according to the latest figures from the Georgia Department of Public Health. There are now 428 deaths being reported statewide. 

Fulton County continues to record the largest number of COVID-19 cases in the state with 1,422. Fifty people have died in Fulton from the virus. Dougherty County remains a major hotspot, with 1,076 cases and 69 deaths from the virus. 

DeKalb County reports 835 cases and 13 deaths; Cobb County has 696 cases and 33 deaths from coronavirus. Gwinnett County report 675 cases, Clayton reports 331, Hall County has 275 cases and Henry County reports 249 cases.

According to the data reported by the Department of Public Health, 2,149 of the cases across the state are from individuals of black or African American descent. Non-Hispanic whites make up 1,548 of the cases. Another 6,933 are listed as being of "unknown" racial makeup.

For a detailed breakdown, please visit our interactive map.

Here is the county-by-county breakdown of the data: 

County - Cases - Deaths

Fulton    1422    50
Dougherty    1076    69
Dekalb    835    13
Cobb    696    33
Gwinnett    675    18
Clayton    331    11
Hall    275    0
Henry    249    3
Lee    234    15
Sumter    222    9
Bartow    209    15
Carroll    201    5
Cherokee    182    7
Douglas    147    5
Muscogee    144    4
Chatham    142    5
Richmond    138    3
Mitchell    135    13
Forsyth    121    4
Houston    113    7
Early    106    6
Floyd    105    5
Terrell    104    10
Randolph    103    5
Coweta    101    2
Fayette    94    4
Rockdale    91    2
Clarke    82    11
Colquitt    80    5
Worth    78    4
Newton    77    3
Paulding    76    2
Thomas    74    3
Crisp    67    0
Columbia    66    0
Spalding    65    4
Bibb    63    1
Lowndes    59    2
Tift    57    1
Troup    55    3
Coffee    53    2
Barrow    51    3
Upson    51    1
Ware    50    4
Pierce    45    2
Baldwin    44    1
Calhoun    41    2
Dooly    40    1
Oconee    36    0
Walton    36    2
Glynn    33    0
Gordon    29    3
Turner    29    0
Bryan    28    1
Burke    28    1
Laurens    28    1
Butts    27    0
Decatur    27    0
Jackson    26    1
Dawson    25    2
Greene    25    1
Whitfield    24    3
Meriwether    22    0
Peach    21    2
Polk    21    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
Liberty    16    0
Clay    15    1
Grady    15    0
Haralson    15    0
Johnson    15    1
Lamar    15    0
Pike    15    0
Bacon    14    0
Habersham    14    1
Morgan    14    0
Murray    14    0
Seminole    14    0
Baker    12    2
Catoosa    12    0
Monroe    12    1
Oglethorpe    12    1
Schley    12    1
Irwin    11    0
Jones    11    0
Toombs    11    1
White    11    0
Madison    10    1
Marion    10    0
Miller    10    0
Pickens    10    2
Wilkinson    10    1
Appling    9    0
Dodge    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
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
Chattooga    5    1
Lanier    5    0
Putnam    5    0
Screven    5    0
Wilcox    5    0
Candler    4    0
Franklin    4    0
Wayne    4    0
Chattahoochee    3    0
Clinch    3    0
Crawford    3    0
Elbert    3    0
Hancock    3    0
Hart    3    0
Heard    3    1
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
Twiggs    2    0
Wheeler    2    0
Bleckley    1    0
Jeff Davis    1    0
Long    1    0
Treutlen    1    0
Unknown    1397    4

*Based on patient county of residence when known 

Rockdale County Sheriff shares message while recovering from COVID-19

Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett is recovering from coronavirus and has been self-quarantining at home.

In a Facebook video post on the Rockdale County Sheriff's page on Friday, Levett said he is feeling much better and looking forward to returning to work at some point next week.

Levett had initially started to feel ill after coming into contact with another employee of the sheriff's office who had been diagnosed with COVID-19. 

Read the full story.

80 long-term care facilities in Georgia have COVID-19 outbreaks

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported on Friday that COVID-19 has been reported at 80 long-term care facilities across the state as of April 8. 

This is according to a report provided by Gov. Brian Kemp's office on Friday evening and represents an increase from the 47 facilities reported one week ago.

According to the report, the number of cases varies from as many as 62 cases at one facility in Dougherty County to a number of facilities across the state with only one case.

The report does not separate cases between patients and staff.   

Read the full story.

Confirmed cases top 11,850, with 425 deaths reported

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Georgia increased again Friday evening, and stands at 11,859, according to the latest figures from the Georgia Department of Public Health. There are 425 deaths being reported, with another 2,454 people hospitalized with the virus. 

Fulton County alone now has more than 1,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and is reporting 50 deaths from the virus. Dougherty County is reporting the second-highest number of cases at 1,072 and 68 deaths. 

Only four of Georgia's 159 counties - Taliaferro, Glascock, Evans and Montgomery - do not have any reported cases of the virus.

According to the data, Black Americans account for 2,117 of the cases in Georgia, while 1,532 non-Hispanic whites have been diagnosed with the virus. There are 6,716 people with the virus listed with an "unknown race."

Here is the county-by-county breakdown:

County - Cases - Deaths

Fulton    1417    50
Dougherty    1072    68
Dekalb    826    13
Cobb    681    33
Gwinnett    669    17
Clayton    328    11
Hall    273    0
Henry    249    3
Lee    230    15
Sumter    216    9
Bartow    208    15
Carroll    200    5
Cherokee    177    7
Douglas    148    5
Muscogee    142    3
Chatham    140    5
Mitchell    135    13
Richmond    134    4
Forsyth    119    4
Houston    112    7
Early    107    6
Floyd    104    5
Terrell    103    10
Randolph    102    5
Coweta    100    2
Fayette    93    4
Rockdale    89    2
Clarke    81    10
Colquitt    80    5
Worth    78    4
Newton    77    3
Paulding    74    2
Thomas    74    3
Columbia    65    0
Spalding    65    4
Crisp    63    0
Lowndes    59    2
Bibb    58    1
Tift    56    1
Troup    56    3
Coffee    53    2
Barrow    51    3
Upson    50    0
Ware    50    4
Pierce    43    2
Calhoun    39    2
Dooly    37    1
Oconee    37    1
Baldwin    35    1
Glynn    34    0
Walton    34    2
Bryan    29    2
Gordon    29    3
Laurens    29    1
Turner    28    0
Butts    27    0
Decatur    27    0
Jackson    26    1
Dawson    25    2
Greene    25    1
Burke    24    0
Whitfield    24    3
Peach    21    2
Polk    21    0
Washington    21    0
Effingham    20    1
Camden    19    0
Harris    19    1
Mcduffie    19    2
Meriwether    19    0
Macon    18    0
Brooks    17    1
Liberty    16    0
Stephens    16    0
Bulloch    15    0
Clay    15    1
Grady    15    0
Haralson    15    0
Johnson    15    1
Lamar    15    0
Pike    15    0
Bacon    14    0
Habersham    14    1
Morgan    14    0
Seminole    14    0
Catoosa    12    0
Monroe    12    1
Murray    12    0
Oglethorpe    12    1
Schley    12    1
Baker    11    2
Irwin    11    0
Toombs    11    1
White    11    0
Jones    10    0
Madison    10    1
Marion    10    0
Miller    10    0
Pickens    10    2
Appling    9    0
Dodge    9    0
Fannin    9    0
Jenkins    9    1
Lumpkin    9    0
Pulaski    9    0
Talbot    9    1
Telfair    9    0
Wilkinson    9    1
Ben Hill    8    0
Banks    7    0
Brantley    7    1
Emanuel    7    0
Lincoln    7    0
Taylor    7    2
Berrien    6    0
Cook    6    0
Gilmer    6    0
Jasper    6    0
Jefferson    6    1
Rabun    6    0
Stewart    6    0
Union    6    1
Walker    6    0
Warren    6    0
Wilkes    6    0
Lanier    5    0
Putnam    5    0
Screven    5    0
Wilcox    5    0
Candler    4    0
Chattooga    4    1
Franklin    4    0
Wayne    4    0
Chattahoochee    3    0
Clinch    3    0
Crawford    3    0
Elbert    3    0
Hart    3    0
Heard    3    1
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
Twiggs    2    0
Wheeler    2    0
Bleckley    1    0
Hancock    1    0
Jeff Davis    1    0
Long    1    0
Treutlen    1    0
Unknown    1226    5

*Based on patient county of residence when known

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