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

It was just one of several major announcements made today.

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.

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

Stay with WSBTV.com 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
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