ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Public Health is awaiting confirmation on four new presumptive positive tests for COVID-19, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Sunday night.
The results have been submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for verification.
Of the new cases:
-- One is from Fulton County
-- One is from Cherokee County
-- Two are from Cobb County, but they are not connected to each other.
All four individuals are hospitalized, and the source of their infections are unknown.
There are now six total presumptive positive cases in the state. The other two include one person in Gwinnett County who recently traveled to Italy and another person in Fulton County who is hospitalized.
Five people have been confirmed to have the coronavirus by the CDC. Those are:
-- Three people in Fulton County, including a father who recently traveled to Italy with his son and a person unrelated to them. The father and son are self-quarantined and recovering. The third person has not been identified and is hospitalized.
-- A 46-year-old woman in Polk County who is hospitalized.
-- One person in Cobb County who recently returned from Italy and is isolated at home.
The Georgia Department of Public Health said all Georgians need to follow basic prevention measures, including washing hands and avoiding people who are sick.
“If you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 and you develop fever with cough and shortness of breath within fourteen days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, stay home and call your health care provider or local health department right away,” the DHP said in a statement. “Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or urgent care center and tell them about your recent travel and symptoms.”
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