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.
On March 14, Kemp declared a public health emergency for the state. He said they're hoping to increase testing at their state lab. To watch Kemp's full presser addressing the public health emergency, click here.
Breakdown of Cases: 6,383 statewide
BY COUNTIES IN CENTRAL GEORGIA
This is based on the patient's last-known county of residence.
- Houston: 59 cases, 6 deaths
- Bibb: 36 cases, 1 death
- Laurens : 15 cases, deaths
- Dooly: 15 cases, 1 deaths
- Peach: 10 cases, 1 death
- Baldwin : 11 cases, 1 death
- Monroe: 7 cases, 1 deaths
- Jones: 6 cases, 0 deaths
- Pulaski: 7 cases, 0 deaths
- Washington: 5 cases, 0 deaths
- Dodge: 5 cases, 0 deaths
- Macon: 4 cases, 0 deaths
- Putnam: 2 cases, 0 deaths
- Twiggs: 2 cases, 0 deaths
- Taylor: 2 cases, 0 deaths
- Wilcox: 2 cases, 0 deaths
- Wheeler: 1 case, 0 deaths
- Bleckley: 1 case, 0 deaths
- Wilkinson: 2 case, 0 deaths
BY AGE STATEWIDE
- 0-17: 1%
- 18-59: 59%
- 60 or older: 36%
- Unknown: 4%
BY SEX STATEWIDE
- Female: 52%
- Male: 46%
- UNK: 2%
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: Conducted 23,846 tests total, with 5,949 coming back positive
State Lab: Conducted 2,448 tests total, with 434 coming back positive
Hospitalized Across Georgia: 1,266 (19.83% of total cases)
Deaths statewide: 208 (3.26% of total cases)
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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