November 23, 2020

10 deaths, 287 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia

(Franklin, GA) — The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus in Georgia rose from 1 to 10 on Thursday, March 19, according to numbers posted by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Georgia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases grew by an increase of 90 from 197 Wednesday to 287 in Thursday’s noon report.

The new count includes the first Heard County resident to test positive. The Heard Citizen received confirmation about the first local case from the Georgia Department of Public Health late Wednesday.

A confirmed case is defined as a person who has tested positive for the 2019 novel Coronavirus.

The public health and private labs have tested a total of 1,831 people in Georgia as of Thursday, March 19, giving the state a positive rate of 15.6% among those tested.

The bulk of those tests, 1,323, were performed by private labs. Yesterday, was the first day Georgia shared the total testing numbers.

Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.


  1. Stacie (Toney) Denham says

    Now would be a good time to start praying and doing things different than our old normal. Life has a way of kicking us in the arse when needed I suppose. Be safe everyone.

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