MACON, Ga. — As updates on COVID-19 continue to come in, 13WMAZ is dedicated to tracking cases across Georgia. During this time, we hope to provide you with facts and not fear.
Cases reported on Robins Air Force Base are not counted in Houston County's total from the Georgia Department of Health.
13WMAZ is updating this story twice a day -- at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- There have been 2,003 deaths in Georgia, with the state's earliest reported death on March 5. Over the last 14 days (5/13-5/26), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 26.14 deaths each day. Over the previous 14-day period (4/29-5/12), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 27.5.
- There have been 46,286 cases confirmed in Georgia, with the state's earliest reported case on Feb. 1. Over the last 14 days, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 599.86 new cases a day. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in newly confirmed cases was 651.07.
- There have been 7,921 total patients hospitalized in Georgia during the pandemic, according to the Department of Public Health's cumulative total. Over the last 14 days, the average daily increase in new patients was 92 new patients a day. Over the previous 14-day period, the average daily increase in new patients was 75.57.
- The Georgia Emergency Management Agency began reporting current statewide hospitalizations on May 1. That day they reported 1,500 current hospitalizations. By the most recent report on May 25, there were 892 current hospitalizations.
- Gov. Brian Kemp's statewide shelter-in-place order expired at midnight on April 30. However, his order for the elderly and medically-fragile remains in effect until June 12.
- Public Health Emergency remains in effect.
Breakdown of Cases: 46,286 statewide
BY COUNTIES IN CENTRAL GEORGIA
This is based on the patient's last-known county of residence.
- Bibb: 450 cases, 27 deaths
- Houston: 366 cases, 17 deaths (+1 death)
- Baldwin: 342 cases, 26 deaths
- Hancock: 194 cases, 23 deaths (+1 death)
- Dooly: 179 cases, 12 deaths
- Monroe: 121 cases, 8 deaths
- Wilcox: 110 cases, 13 deaths
- Laurens: 104 cases, 1 death
- Macon: 100 cases, 6 deaths
- Putnam: 90 cases, 9 deaths
- Johnson: 82 cases, 2 deaths
- Washington: 74 cases, 1 death
- Peach: 72 cases, 4 deaths
- Wilkinson: 69 cases, 5 deaths
- Dodge: 51 cases, 2 deaths
- Bleckley: 45 cases, 0 deaths
- Pulaski: 42 cases, 2 deaths
- Telfair: 37 cases, 1 death
- Jones: 37 cases, 0 deaths
- Crawford: 28 cases, 0 deaths
- Taylor: 22 cases, 2 deaths
- Twiggs: 15 cases, 0 deaths
- Wheeler: 13 cases, 0 deaths
- Treutlen: 9 cases, 0 deaths
Statewide Testing Numbers
Testing is being conducted by commercial labs as well as the state lab. The Georgia Department of Public Health started releasing testing numbers on March 18.
Commercial labs and state labs have conducted 539,641 tests total.
Hospitalized Across Georgia: 7,921
The state has now added numbers for ICU hospitalizations, but says the number could be under-reported, because it only includes ICU admissions at the time the case was reported to the Department of Public Health.
ICU Admissions: 1,790 as of 7 p.m. Saturday.
Deaths statewide: 2,003
The first death in Georgia was a 67-year-old patient who had been hospitalized at WellStar Kennestone. He tested positive for coronavirus on March 7.
"This individual had an underlying medical condition," Kemp said.
The Georgia Department of Public Health reported a 64-year-old man with underlying conditions died in Houston County.
Warner Robins American Little League later confirmed this to be one of their umpires on March 24. He was the first COVID-19-related death in Central Georgia.
DPH also reported on March 29 that a 29-year-old woman in Peach County has died from the virus, but it is unknown if she had underlying conditions.
In the March 30 update, the count includes a death in Baldwin County -- a 53-year-old male with underlying medical conditions. Later that night, it updated to include an 85-year-old man in Houston County
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