Gov. Kemp: Georgia has 12 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 19 presumptive cases

State officials told Channel 2 political reporter Richard Elliot that the decision by the governor to dip into the rainy-day reserves is not one he takes lightly.

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp’s office announced Wednesday there are 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the coronavirus, and at least 19 presumptive cases.

“One individual is a resident of Lee County and is hospitalized. The source of the infection is unknown. One individual is a resident of Cobb County and is hospitalized. The individual has a history of travel outside the U.S. One individual is from Floyd County and is hospitalized. The source of the infection is unknown. Three of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 are residents of Bartow County. Two individuals are hospitalized and the sources of the infections are unknown at this time. The third individual is not hospitalized, and while the source of the infection is unknown, this individual does share a connection with the individual from Floyd County mentioned above,” the state said in a news release.

There are three new presumptive cases as well. Two are from DeKalb County and are hospitalized. The source of their infections is unknown.

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“The third individual is a resident of Lowndes County and is hospitalized. The source of the infection is unknown,” the state said.

Here is a break down of all the cases in the state.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases (Total: 12)

  • Fulton County: 3
  • Floyd County: 2
  • Polk County: 1
  • Cobb County: 2
  • Bartow County: 3
  • Lee County: 1

Presumed Positive COVID-19 Cases (Total: 19)

  • Fulton County: 3
  • Cobb County: 6
  • Fayette County: 1
  • DeKalb County: 4
  • Gwinnett County: 2
  • Cherokee County: 1
  • Charlton County: 1