There are now 66 cases of coronavirus in Georgia; governor declares public health emergency

GEORGIA — Gov. Brian Kemp has declared a public health emergency amid the coronavirus outbreak and the virus spreading in Georgia.

As of 12 p.m. Saturday, there are now 66 cases of COvid-19 in Georgia.

This is the largest increase within a 24-hour period to date, Kemp said Saturday morning in a news conference.

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These are the latest numbers:

  • 15 cases in Cobb County
  • 13 cases in Fulton County
  • 8 cases in DeKalb County
  • 7 cases in Bartow County
  • 5 cases in Cherokee County
  • 4 cases in Fayette County
  • 3 cases in Floyd County
  • 2 cases in Coweta County
  • 2 cases in Gordon County
  • 2 cases in Gwinnett County
  • 1 case in Lee County
  • 1 case in Henry County
  • 1 case in Loundes County
  • 1 case in Polk County
  • 1 case in Charlton County

In Cobb, DeKalb and Bartow counties, the number of cases doubled overnight.

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Many of these cases have no connection to travel, Kemp said.

Stay with and watch Channel 2 Action News at Noon for a breakdown of what the public health emergency declaration means for people across Georgia.

Posted by Governor Brian Kemp on Saturday, March 14, 2020