937 New Cases, 14 Deaths

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta reported a total of 332,311 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 2:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. According to the health department’s website, that includes 937 newly confirmed cases over the last 24 hours.

Georgia also reported 7,429 deaths so far from COVID-19, with 14 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. In addition, the state reported 29,656 hospitalizations — 21 more than the day before — and 5,514 admissions so far to intensive-care units.

Coronavirus numbers reported after weekends are typically lower because of lags in reporting and don’t necessarily represent trends.

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 Monday.

  1. Fulton County: 29,170 cases — 98 new

  2. Gwinnett County: 28,861 cases — 65 new

  3. Cobb County: 20,610 cases — 65 new

  4. DeKalb County: 19,743 cases — 41 new

  5. Hall County: 9,985 cases — 21 new

  6. Chatham County: 8,888 — 20 new

  7. Richmond County: 7,533 — 43 new

  8. Clayton County: 7,509 — 43 new

  9. Cherokee County: 6,497 — 26 new

  10. Bibb County: 6,311 — 16 new

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

  1. Fulton County: 592 deaths — 1 new

  2. Cobb County: 443 deaths — 1 new

  3. Gwinnett County: 424 deaths

  4. DeKalb County: 380 deaths

  5. Dougherty County: 188 deaths

  6. Bibb County: 188 deaths

  7. Chatham County: 176 deaths — 1 new

  8. Muscogee County: 173 deaths

  9. Richmond County: 173 deaths — 1 new

  10. Clayton County: 170 deaths

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 Monday.

In the United States, nearly 7.8 million people have been infected and nearly 215,000 people have died from COVID-19 as of Monday. 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 Douglasville Patch

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