ATLANTA — Here’s a roundup of what’s happening so far today, April 27: (Click here for the previous day)
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- There are 24,225 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with 1,038 deaths. About 4,747 total cases have required hospitalization. Georgia is now the 11th state to reach 1,000 deaths from the virus in the United States, according to RealClear Politics coronavirus tracker.
- The Georgia Department of Public Health website breaks down the latest data.
- These are the requirements that business owners will need to follow as they reopen, according to Gov. Brian Kemp’s executive order.
- Gov. Brian Kemp said in an afternoon news conference, that a hot spot is forming in Gainesville. State officials are also speaking with leaders in the poultry industry, “to ensure that their workers understand the public health guidance.”
- Gov. Kemp said the state received 12 complaints on Sunday of large gatherings and police intervened in two cases, but no one was charged with anything.
- Kemp said medically fragile people in Georgia should shelter in place until May 13.
- More than 3,000 National Guard members engaged in COVID-19 response.
- Kemp puts out a call for renewed unity among Georgians.
- Georgia’s plan to reopen businesses continued Monday with restaurant dining rooms, theaters and social clubs.
- A computer research model grimly predicts the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus infections and deaths this summer in Georgia.
- Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke with talk show host Tamron Hall on Monday about Kemp’s order to start the first phase of reopening parts of the state.
- Monday, movie theaters across the state of Georgia, were allowed to reopen, but some theater owners chose to keep their doors shut.
- The governor hosted a Day of Prayer at the state capitol with faith leaders and other politicians.
- Kemp announced that Walmart is partnering with the state to offer mobile coronavirus testing to rural parts of Georgia.
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