Georgia reaches 1,000 deaths from coronavirus; more than 24,000 cases have been reported | New

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The state’s death toll from illness was exactly 1,000 to 10 p.m. Monday. At that time, a total of 24,226 cases of COVID-19 had been reported.

The Georgian Department of Public Health reported 4,749 hospitalizations and 1,072 cases where the patient was admitted to intensive care at 10 p.m. There were 127,169 tests administered at this time.

Governor Brian Kemp announced at a press conference on Monday that the Georgia Department of Public Health website will now report the figures in real time instead of the bi-weekly updates it released.

The state has not released figures on the number of people who received COVID-19 but who subsequently recovered.

Fulton County continues to have the most cases in Georgia, 2,681 cases and 103 deaths in all. Among the five counties with the highest total cases, Fulton is followed by:

• DeKalb (1,858 cases, 42 deaths)

• Gwinnett (1,546 cases, 52 deaths)

• Cobb (1,483 cases, 81 deaths)

• Dougherty (1,480 cases, 114 deaths)

Hall County is next with 1,099 cases and 12 deaths.

To access total cases and deaths by county, as well as more data from the Georgia Department of Health, CLICK HERE.

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