Georgia Health Officials: An 11-year-old did not die from coronavirus

If you’ve been following the coronavirus pandemic in Georgia, you may have read about an 11-year-old in DeKalb County dying from coronavirus. According to state health officials, that story was not accurate and was instead the result of an error in the state’s nightly status update.

The Georgia Department of Public Health listed an 11-year-old child in DeKalb County as one of the deaths from coronavirus in its Thursday night status update. However, department officials are saying that was an error.

So far, no children in Georgia have died from COVID-19.


According to Georgia Department of Public Health spokeswoman Nancy Nydam, the 11-year-old listed on Thursday night’s status update was the result of a clerical error.

“It appears it was a clerical error on the part of the reporting facility. We do not have any records indicating a death of an 11-year-old from COVID-19,” Nydam said.

As of noon Friday, the youngest person to die from coronavirus in Georgia is a 29-year-old woman from Peach County. It is unknown if she had underlying conditions.

According to the Department of Public Health, Georgia now has 5,831 cases of coronavirus, 1,158 people have been hospitalized and 184 people have died.

Below is the list of cases and deaths by county.

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases By County:No. CasesNo. Deaths
Fulton88223
Dougherty56030
Dekalb4488
Cobb38118
Gwinnett3298
Clayton1956
Bartow1543
Carroll1432
Henry1253
Lee1158
Cherokee1045
Hall790
Floyd772
Douglas714
Rockdale632
Forsyth601
Sumter593
Chatham583
Fayette584
Clarke578
Coweta532
Houston535
Richmond501
Terrell502
Early481
Mitchell431
Paulding420
Newton401
Colquitt342
Bibb321
Columbia320
Muscogee300
Tift300
Worth301
Lowndes281
Troup261
Crisp230
Glynn230
Spalding231
Barrow212
Gordon212
Oconee190
Thomas170
Polk160
Walton160
Ware162
Coffee150
Laurens150
Whitfield151
Pierce140
Dawson130
Bryan121
Decatur120
Dooly120
Jackson120
Turner120
Baldwin101
Calhoun101
Meriwether100
Butts90
Greene90
Peach91
Pickens91
Burke80
Fannin80
Randolph80
Clay70
Haralson70
Harris70
Liberty70
Lumpkin70
Murray70
Bacon60
Camden60
Catoosa60
Effingham60
Irwin60
Jones60
Lamar60
Monroe60
Pulaski60
Seminole60
Upson60
Washington60
Brooks50
Bulloch50
Dodge50
Franklin50
Lincoln50
Madison51
Mcduffie51
Miller50
Stephens50
Toombs51
Baker41
Schley40
Warren40
Appling30
Banks30
Ben Hill30
Berrien30
Chattooga30
Grady30
Hart30
Pike30
Tattnall30
Walker30
White30
Wilkes30
Chattahoochee20
Clinch20
Habersham20
Heard21
Jasper20
Jefferson20
Jenkins20
Macon20
Mcintosh20
Morgan20
Putnam20
Rabun20
Screven20
Talbot20
Taylor20
Telfair20
Twiggs20
Wilcox20
Bleckley10
Candler10
Charlton10
Cook10
Dade11
Elbert10
Emanuel10
Gilmer10
Johnson10
Lanier10
Long10
Marion10
Oglethorpe11
Quitman10
Stewart10
Towns10
Union10
Webster10
Wheeler10
Wilkinson10
Unknown5074

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