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Dougherty County a hotbed for coronavirus infections in Georgia

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As of Thursday’s noon status update from the Georgia Department of Public Health, coronavirus cases in Dougherty County have surged past every county in Georgia except Fulton County, which is Georgia’s most populated county.

Dougherty County now has 156 confirmed cases of coronavirus. DeKalb County has 129 cases and Cobb County has 115. Fulton County still leads with 211 cases.

Coronavirus spread rapidly through Dougherty County after two highly attended funerals in the Albany area. Those cases have made Phoebe Putney hospital in Albany Georgia’s hardest hit hospital.

Georgia has a total of 1,525 cases and 48 deaths. About 31% of those who have confirmed cases have been hospitalized. Georgia’s total number of hospitalized coronavirus patients is 473.

So far, 8,926 tests have been processed statewide.

Below is the breakdown of cases by county:

CountyCases
Fulton211
Dougherty156
Dekalb129
Cobb115
Bartow86
Gwinnett75
Carroll50
Cherokee38
Clayton32
Lee30
Henry25
Clarke24
Hall21
Douglas18
Floyd16
Forsyth15
Fayette14
Coweta12
Lowndes12
Rockdale12
Spalding11
Columbia10
Mitchell10
Newton10
Polk10
Richmond10
Troup10
Chatham9
Gordon9
Houston9
Bibb8
Early7
Laurens7
Oconee7
Paulding7
Glynn5
Muscogee5
Peach5
Sumter5
Terrell5
Tift5
Whitfield5
Worth5
Barrow4
Colquitt4
Crisp4
Lumpkin4
Pickens4
Bryan3
Butts3
Dawson3
Effingham3
Lamar3
Monroe3
Baldwin2
Camden2
Coffee2
Decatur2
Irwin2
Jasper2
Madison2
Miller2
Seminole2
Tattnall2
Turner2
Twiggs2
Washington2
Baker1
Ben Hill1
Burke1
Catoosa1
Charlton1
Chattooga1
Clinch1
Dodge1
Fannin1
Greene1
Harris1
Heard1
Jackson1
Jones1
Liberty1
Lincoln1
Long1
Macon1
Meriwether1
Morgan1
Pierce1
Pulaski1
Randolph1
Stephens1
Taylor1
Thomas1
Toombs1
Ware1
White1
Wilkes1
Unknown166

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