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146 confirmed COVID-19 cases now in Georgia, Kemp gives update on state response efforts

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ATLANTA, Ga. (WSAV) – On Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Public Health announced new coronavirus cases, and Governor Brian Kemp held a press conference to provide an update for the state.

Watch the full press conference above.

As of noon on Tuesday, DPH is reporting 146 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia. There is still only one death from the coronavirus.

On Sunday, the state reported 99 cases, and on Monday there were 121 confirmed cases reported.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday at noon are broken down by county below.

  • Fulton County- 33
  • Cobb County- 25
  • Dekalb County- 15
  • Bartow County- 10
  • Gwinett County- 7
  • Cherokee County- 7
  • Floyd County- 6
  • Dougherty County- 6
  • Fayette County- 5
  • Clayton County- 4
  • Lowndes County- 4
  • Clarke County- 3
  • Coweta County- 3
  • Gordon County- 2
  • Troup County- 2
  • Lee County- 2
  • Henry County- 2
  • Forsyth County- 1
  • Polk County- 1
  • Hall County- 1
  • Barrow County- 1
  • Charlton County- 1
  • Columbia County- 1
  • Rockdale County- 1
  • Newton County- 1
  • Paulding County- 1
  • Richmond County- 1

According to the Tuesday afternoon report by DPH, 40% of confirmed cases are in adults 60 years of age or older. 46% of cases are also in adults between the ages of 18 and 59, while only 1% are under 17.

The state reported 13% of confirmed cases are of unknown age at this time.

DPH also reported Sunday that 49% of confirmed cases are in females, and 51% are in males.

During the Tuesday afternoon press conference, Kemp announced that there is one new patient at Hard Labor Creek State Park, where one person was already treated and released.

All Georgians on the Grand Princess cruise ship at Dobbins base are back home. There are still people there.

The governor also said the state has ordered medical supplies including thousands of masks, gloves, gowns, shoe covers, goggles and more.

Kemp addressed the effect COVID-19 is having on the Atlanta airport. He said passengers are currently being screened as they return from international flights. A TSA agent that tested positive for COVID-19 is currently quarantined.

He said the amount of airport passengers are down 40%. On Monday, 2,400 flights ran from Atlanta, and Tuesday only 2,200 are set to run.

State officials also discussed an uptick in price gouging, saying most reports are related to food and water at grocery stores.

Kemp said Georgia has finished paperwork to get the SBA loan process rolling.

Kemp again encouraged Georgians to continue to wash their hands and practice social distancing. He advised staying away from large events. He also encouraged people to support local restaurants during this time.

Watch the full press conference above.

DPH will provide updates of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia every day at 12 p.m.

WSAV has the latest updates on the coronavirus HERE.

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