4 More Georgians test positive for coronavirus

The Georgia Department of Public Health announced tonight that four more people have presumptively tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of presumptive cases to six.

Presumptive positive tests mean that the patients have tested positive at the Georgia Public Health laboratory but the result has not been confirmed by the CDC.

Of the newly tested patients, one individual is from Fulton County, another individual is from Cherokee County, and the other two individuals are from Cobb County, but they have no connection to each other.


All of the individuals are hospitalized, and the sources of their infections are not known.

The two remaining patients who got presumptive positive test results earlier were from Gwinnett and Fulton counties.

To date, there have been five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia.

The Department of Public Health has asked all Georgians to follow basic prevention measures:

▪ Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least twenty seconds. 
▪ If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
▪ Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 
▪ Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
▪ Stay home when you are sick. 
▪ Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
▪ Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 and you develop fever with cough and shortness of breath within fourteen days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, stay home and call your health care provider or local health department right away. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room, or urgent care center and tell them about your recent travel and symptoms.

For information about COVID-19, visit dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html.

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