Coronavirus in Georgia: There are now more than 23,000 cases, 916 deaths

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  • There are now 23,481 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with 916 deaths and 4,377 total cases have required hospitalization. This is all as of 7 p.m. Sunday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health website.
  • The State of Georgia and Walmart have joined forces to offer mobile COVID-19 testing for rural Georgia.
  • Dawson County’s Emergency Management Agency and the National Guard will open a COVID-19 specimen collection site Sunday at Rock Creek Park. The State of Georgia has partnered with Augusta Medical for developing kits and laboratory testing. The site will start testing patients at 10 a.m. on Sunday and stay open until 2 p.m. or until they run out of test kits.
  • Parks in Cobb County, including the popular Silver Comet Trail, Noonday Creek Trail and Bob Callen Trail, reopened Saturday.
  • Here are the other parks that opened in Cobb County Saturday:
  • Phase 1 of Georgia reopening started Friday. Salons, spas and gyms are among the nonessential businesses that can reopen.
  • Pres. Trump called out Gov. Brian Kemp in a tweet Friday morning. It was the 3rd day in a row he has blasted Kemp for his plans to reopen Georgia.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced the Georgia Department of Public Health will receive $16.4 million to enhance testing capacity, conduct contact tracing, and protect high-risk populations.