Total number of coronavirus cases in Georgia jumps to 197; 4 dead

Health officials say rushing to get tested for COVID-19 would actually slow the whole process down for others.

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Public Health released new numbers Wednesday and there are now 197 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state.

The GDPH confirmed two more deaths at a hospital in southwest Georgia. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany announced that a 42-year-old woman and a 69-year-old woman both died and that they both had preexisting health conditions.

Emory Healthcare announced that another patient died at one of their facilities Wednesday. Details about that patient were not released.

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Two new counties were listed Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Public Health in Houston and Whitfield. Tuesday’s numbers showed one case in Rockdale County, but that case was no longer listed.

Here are the latest numbers broken down county-by-county, according to the DPH’s report.

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  • Fulton County 49
  • Cobb County 28
  • Bartow County 19
  • DeKalb County 18
  • Cherokee County 9
  • Fayette County 8
  • Dougherty County 7
  • Gwinnett County 7
  • Clayton County 6
  • Floyd County 6
  • Clarke County 5
  • Lowndes County 5
  • Coweta County 3
  • Gordon County 3
  • Hall County 3
  • Newton County 3
  • Paulding County 3
  • Forsyth County 2
  • Henry County 2
  • Lee County 2
  • Troup County 2
  • Barrow County 1
  • Charlton County 1
  • Columbia County 1
  • Houston County 1
  • Polk County 1
  • Richmond County 1
  • Whitfield County 1