CORONAVIRUS IN GEORGIA: DPH launches new look for reporting data

ATLANTA — Here’s a roundup of what’s happening so far today, June 2. (Click here for the previous day)

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  • The state’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is up to 47,899 and 2,102 deaths as of 3 p.m. Tuesdady.
  • The Georgia Department of Public Health says it will update its website once a day at 3 p.m. beginning Tuesday. The department rolled out a new look this afternoon.
  • Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Department of Public Health director Dr. Kathleen Toomey held a news today to talk about the state’s response to COVID-19.
  • Kemp urged all people who attended the weekend’s protests to get tested for COVID-19.
  • Kemp said there is an increase in medical screenings across the state. There has also been an increase in serious diagnosis among patients.
  • Dr. Kathleen Toomey says DPH has set reached out to Mayor Bottoms to have first responders tested that worked the protests.
  • The Atlanta Regional Commission got on $1.9 million to expand its meal delivery services to older adults. Ten counties across the metro will get a part of this funding. The ARC says this will help about 1,500 people. READ MORE HERE.
  • Protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody have health experts concerned about a possible new spike in COVID-19 cases in Georgia.
  • The family of a man who died of the coronavirus is now suing Carnival Cruise Line, the parent company of Princess Cruise Line which operated the ship, after he became infected with the illness. The 71-year-old passenger, who was not named, was the first coronavirus death in California.
  • More than 6.2 million people worldwide -- including more than 1.8 million in the United States – have been infected with the new coronavirus, and the number of deaths from the outbreak continues to rise.