1,162 New Cases, 23 Deaths Reported Sunday

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta reported a total of 331,409 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. According to the health department’s website, that includes 1,162 newly confirmed cases over the last 24 hours.

Georgia also reported 7,416 deaths so far from COVID-19, with 23 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. In addition, the state reported 29,635 hospitalizations — 24 more than the day before — and 5,511 admissions so far to intensive-care units.

No information is available from Georgia about how many patients have recovered.

Counties in or near metro Atlanta and other metropolitan areas continue to have the highest number of positives, with Fulton County still in the lead and exceeding 29,000 cases on Sunday.

  1. Fulton County: 29,072 cases — 130 new

  2. Gwinnett County: 28,796 cases — 84 new

  3. Cobb County: 20,545 cases — 106 new

  4. DeKalb County: 19,702 cases — 89 new

  5. Hall County: 9,964 cases — 23 new

  6. Chatham County: 8,868 — 26 new

  7. Richmond County: 7,490 — 23 new

  8. Clayton County: 7,466 — 58 new

  9. Cherokee County: 6,471 — 48 new

  10. Bibb County: 6,295 — 25 new

Counties in or near metro Atlanta also continue to have the most deaths from COVID-19.

  1. Fulton County: 591 deaths — 1 new

  2. Cobb County: 442 deaths — 3 new

  3. Gwinnett County: 424 deaths — 1 new

  4. DeKalb County: 380 deaths — 2 new

  5. Dougherty County: 188 deaths

  6. Bibb County: 188 deaths — 2 new

  7. Chatham County: 175 deaths

  8. Muscogee County: 173 deaths

  9. Richmond County: 172 deaths

  10. Clayton County: 170 deaths — 2 new

All Georgia statistics are available on the state’s COVID-19 website.

Globally, more than 37 million people have tested positive for COVID-19, and more than 1 million people have died from it, Johns Hopkins University reported Sunday.

In the United States, nearly 7.7 million people have been infected and more than 214,000 people have died from COVID-19 as of Sunday. The U.S. has only about 4 percent of the world’s population but more confirmed cases and deaths than any other country.

This article originally appeared on the Loganville-Grayson Patch

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