ATLANTA — Here’s a roundup of what’s happening so far today, May 19: (Click here for the previous day)
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- The state’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is up to 38,721 and 1,664 deaths as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Georgia Department of Public Health says it will update its website with new data at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- Gov. Brian Kemp announced today that Georgia reached its lowest number of COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized since hospitals started reporting data to GEMA and Homeland Security Agency on April 8.
- 986 COVID-19 positive patients are currently hospitalized. Georgia has seen an approximate 12% decrease over the last week on May 12 and a 34% decrease from 1,500 patients hospitalized on May 1.
- The H.E. Holmes MARTA station in Atlanta is offering free coronavirus tests Tuesday. It’s available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the parking lot for drive-thru or walk-up testing. More information here.
- University of Georgia researchers uncover where coronavirus impacts state the most. Many of the areas are more rural. See the results of the project here.
- More than 4.8 million people worldwide -- including more than 1.5 million in the United States – have been infected with the new coronavirus, and the number of deaths from the outbreak continues to rise.
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