COVID-19 UPDATE: Coronavirus cases in Georgia rise to 10,885 death toll at 412

There are now at least 10,885 cases and 412 deaths statewide, according to the latest data from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Georgia continues to rise at rapid rates throughout the state.

The significant increase in cases is in part due to additional laboratories reporting to DPH, and also improvements in electronic reporting from other laboratories. Patient information is often incomplete and DPH works to complete the records, so data will change over time.

The Centers for Disease Control reports that different parts of the country are seeing different levels of COVID-19 activity. The United States nationally is in the initiation phase of the pandemic. States in which community spread is occurring are in the acceleration phase. The duration and severity of each pandemic phase can vary depending on the characteristics of the virus and the public health response.

The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor orĀ an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

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