Numbers Remain Stable With 1,297 New Cases

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta reported a total of 327,407 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. According to the health department’s website, that includes 1,297 newly confirmed cases over the last 24 hours.

Georgia also reported 7,294 deaths so far from COVID-19, with 36 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. In addition, the state reported 29,386 hospitalizations — 154 more than the day before — and 5,453 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.

  1. Fulton County: 28,581 cases — 189 new

  2. Gwinnett County: 28,461 cases — 133 new

  3. Cobb County: 20,294 cases — 70 new

  4. DeKalb County: 19,473 cases — 84 new

  5. Hall County: 9,773 cases — 40 new

  6. Chatham County: 8,755 — 16 new

  7. Richmond County: 7,370 — 43 new

  8. Clayton County: 7,289 — 44 removed

  9. Cherokee County: 6,359 — 24 new

  10. Bibb County: 6,215 — 20 new

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

  1. Fulton County: 583 deaths — 2 new

  2. Cobb County: 437 deaths — 1 new

  3. Gwinnett County: 421 deaths — 2 new

  4. DeKalb County: 375 deaths — 1 new

  5. Dougherty County: 188 deaths

  6. Bibb County: 183 deaths — 1 new

  7. Muscogee County: 172 deaths

  8. Chatham County: 172 deaths — 2 new

  9. Richmond County: 171 deaths — 3 new

  10. Clayton County: 165 deaths — 1 new

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

Globally, more than 36.3 million people have tested positive for COVID-19, and more than 1 million people have died from it, Johns Hopkins University reported Thursday.

In the United States, nearly 7.6 million people have been infected and more than 212,000 people have died from COVID-19 as of Thursday. The U.S. has only about 4 percent of the world’s population but more confirmed cases and deaths than any other country.

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This article originally appeared on the East Cobb Patch

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