Starting Monday, there will be a new way for those in the Phase 1a+ category to get on the list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Please look for an announcement on Sunday, January 24th.
The top priority for vaccinations in Georgia remains first responders, front line health care workers and the staff and residents at long term care facilities. The state is asking the public to remain patient as administering the vaccine is and will continue to be a logistical heavy lift.

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Additional symptoms can include chills, shaking, fatigue, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.


Updated on 1/22/21:

There have been 4,796 (+41) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 61 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 199 hospitalizations since March.  944 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 36,834 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 337 deaths
  • 12,998 cases in Whitfield County including 156 deaths
  • 8,384 cases in Bartow County including 145 deaths
  • 8,161 cases in Floyd County including 129 deaths
  • 4,913 cases in Gordon County including 73 deaths
  • 4,203 cases in Catoosa County including 45 deaths
  • 3,315 cases in Murray County including 45 deaths
  • 1,880 cases in Chattooga County including 49 deaths
  • 909 cases in Dade County including 8 deaths

There have been 707,750 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 11,670 deaths. 6,122,066 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/21/21:

There have been 4,755 (+27) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 61 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 198 hospitalizations since March.  959 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 36,652 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 337 deaths
  • 12,898 cases in Whitfield County including 156 deaths
  • 8,254 cases in Bartow County including 144 deaths
  • 8,021 cases in Floyd County including 129 deaths
  • 4,847 cases in Gordon County including 72 deaths
  • 4,151 cases in Catoosa County including 45 deaths
  • 3,290 cases in Murray County including 44 deaths
  • 1,856 cases in Chattooga County including 49 deaths
  • 898 cases in Dade County including 8 deaths

There have been 701,308 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 11,511 deaths. 6,072,614 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/20/21:

There have been 4,728 (+30) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 60 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 194 hospitalizations since March.  985 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 36,447 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 332 deaths
  • 12,775 cases in Whitfield County including 156 deaths
  • 8,194 cases in Bartow County including 141 deaths
  • 7,970 cases in Floyd County including 129 deaths
  • 4,809 cases in Gordon County including 72 deaths
  • 4,125 cases in Catoosa County including 45 deaths
  • 3,266 cases in Murray County including 44 deaths
  • 1,835 cases in Chattooga County including 49 deaths
  • 891 cases in Dade County including 8 deaths

There have been 695,400 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 11,411 deaths. 6,033,197 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/19/21:

There have been 4,698 (+27) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 59 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 193 hospitalizations since March.  1,008 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 36,233 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 332 deaths
  • 12,707 cases in Whitfield County including 156 deaths
  • 8,118 cases in Bartow County including 140 deaths
  • 7,906 cases in Floyd County including 123 deaths
  • 4,771 cases in Gordon County including 71 deaths
  • 4,082 cases in Catoosa County including 44 deaths
  • 3,251 cases in Murray County including 44 deaths
  • 1,835 cases in Chattooga County including 47 deaths
  • 888 cases in Dade County including 8 deaths

There have been 689,676 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 11,265 deaths. 5,988,737 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/18/21:

There have been 4,671 (+20) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 59 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 192 hospitalizations since March.  1,054 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 35,891^ cases in Hamilton County, TN including 326 deaths
  • 12,645 cases in Whitfield County including 155 deaths
  • 8,036 cases in Bartow County including 136 deaths
  • 7,855 cases in Floyd County including 122 deaths
  • 4,732 cases in Gordon County including 71 deaths
  • 4,055 cases in Catoosa County including 44 deaths
  • 3,214 cases in Murray County including 43 deaths
  • 1,826 cases in Chattooga County including 46 deaths
  • 888 cases in Dade County including 8 deaths

There have been 684,763 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 11,095 deaths. 5,957,306 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

^Not updated today

Updated on 1/17/21:

*The Catoosa County Health Department has discontinued COVID-19 testing to devote all possible resources to COVID-19 immunization efforts. Free COVID-19 testing remains available to Catoosa County residents in both Dade and Walker counties

*There have been 4,651 (+22) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 58 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 192 hospitalizations since March.  1,051 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 35,891 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 326 deaths
  • 12,607 cases in Whitfield County including 151 deaths
  • 7,973 cases in Bartow County including 136 deaths
  • 7,816 cases in Floyd County including 121 deaths
  • 4,710 cases in Gordon County including 71 deaths
  • 4.027 cases in Catoosa County including 44 deaths
  • 3,200 cases in Murray County including 43 deaths
  • 1,820 cases in Chattooga County including 46 deaths
  • 874 cases in Dade County including 8 deaths

There have been 680,378 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 11,032 deaths. 5,925,441 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/16/21:

There have been 4,629 (+38) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 58 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 192 hospitalizations since March.  1,012 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 35,708 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 326 deaths
  • 12,529 cases in Whitfield County including 151 deaths
  • 7,904 cases in Bartow County including 136 deaths
  • 7,776 cases in Floyd County including 121 deaths
  • 4,680 cases in Gordon County including 70 deaths
  • 3,993 cases in Catoosa County including 44 deaths
  • 3,175 cases in Murray County including 43 deaths
  • 1,808 cases in Chattooga County including 46 deaths
  • 867 cases in Dade County including 8 deaths

There have been 674,994 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 11,029 deaths. 5,887,700 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/15/21:

*State of Georgia and Publix partner to administer COVID-19 vaccine (currently out of stock)

There have been 4,591 (+69) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 58 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 192 hospitalizations since March.  1,020 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 35,557 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 325 deaths
  • 12,455 cases in Whitfield County including 148 deaths
  • 7,803 cases in Bartow County including 135 deaths
  • 7,705 cases in Floyd County including 120 deaths
  • 4,642 cases in Gordon County including 69 deaths
  • 3,962 cases in Catoosa County including 44 deaths
  • 3,134 cases in Murray County including 43 deaths
  • 1,793 cases in Chattooga County including 46 deaths
  • 864 cases in Dade County including 8 deaths

There have been 668,068 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 10,878 deaths. 5,844,021 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/14/21:

There have been 4,522 (+43) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 57 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 190 hospitalizations since March.  976 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 35,328 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 323 deaths
  • 12,352 cases in Whitfield County including 146 deaths
  • 7,730 cases in Bartow County including 135 deaths
  • 7,650 cases in Floyd County including 119 deaths
  • 4,620 cases in Gordon County including 68 deaths
  • 3,911 cases in Catoosa County including 43 deaths
  • 3,091 cases in Murray County including 42 deaths
  • 1,761 cases in Chattooga County including 46 deaths
  • 855 cases in Dade County including 8 deaths

There have been 660,720 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 10,721 deaths. 5,801,007 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/13/21:

There have been 4,479 (+54) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 57 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 187 hospitalizations since March. 1,002  cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 34,744* cases in Hamilton County, TN including 319 deaths
  • 12,220 cases in Whitfield County including 136 deaths
  • 7,648 cases in Bartow County including 133 deaths
  • 7,591 cases in Floyd County including 118 deaths
  • 4,581 cases in Gordon County including 66 deaths
  • 3,877 cases in Catoosa County including 42 deaths
  • 3,059 cases in Murray County including 42 deaths
  • 1,752 cases in Chattooga County including 46 deaths
  • 853 cases in Dade County including 8 deaths

There have been 654,356 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 10,580 deaths. 5,763,974 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

*not updated today

Updated on 1/12/21:

There have been 4,425 (+86) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 57 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 186 hospitalizations since March.  1,005 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 34,744 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 319 deaths
  • 12,060 cases in Whitfield County including 134 deaths
  • 7,576 cases in Bartow County including 129 deaths
  • 7,525 cases in Floyd County including 113 deaths
  • 4,543 cases in Gordon County including 66 deaths
  • 3,816 cases in Catoosa County including 40 deaths
  • 3,029 cases in Murray County including 42 deaths
  • 1,744 cases in Chattooga County including 46 deaths
  • 846 cases in Dade County including 8 deaths

There have been 648,694 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 10,444 deaths. 5,737,862 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/11/21:

There have been 4,339 (+50) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 56 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 181 hospitalizations since March. 965 cases are less than 21 days old. Last week, 17.7% of those tested were positive, a decline from 18.7% the week prior.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 34,254 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 313 deaths
  • 11,973 cases in Whitfield County including 132 deaths
  • 7,489 cases in Bartow County including 124 deaths
  • 7,462 cases in Floyd County including 110 deaths
  • 4,490 cases in Gordon County including 61 deaths
  • 3,751 cases in Catoosa County including 40 deaths
  • 2,994 cases in Murray County including 42 deaths
  • 1,728 cases in Chattooga County including 46 deaths
  • 827 cases in Dade County including 7 deaths

There have been 642,712 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 10,299 deaths. 5,708,060 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/10/21:

There have been 4,289 (+26) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 56 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 181 hospitalizations since March.  941 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 33,829 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 302 deaths
  • 11,869 cases in Whitfield County including 132 deaths
  • 7,415 cases in Floyd County including 110 deaths
  • 7,421 cases in Bartow County including 123 deaths
  • 4,462 cases in Gordon County including 61 deaths
  • 3,714 cases in Catoosa County including 39 deaths
  • 2,963 cases in Murray County including 42 deaths
  • 1,702 cases in Chattooga County including 46 deaths
  • 818 cases in Dade County including 7 deaths

There have been 636,373 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 10,282 deaths. 5,672,290 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/9/21:

There have been 4,263 (+81) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 56 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 181 hospitalizations since March.  942 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 33,639 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 300 deaths
  • 11,737 cases in Whitfield County including 132 deaths
  • 7,373 cases in Floyd County including 110 deaths
  • 7,361 cases in Bartow County including 123 deaths
  • 4,429 cases in Gordon County including 61 deaths
  • 3,673 cases in Catoosa County including 39 deaths
  • 2,935 cases in Murray County including 42 deaths
  • 1,682 cases in Chattooga County including 46 deaths
  • 808 cases in Dade County including 7 deaths

There have been 629,204 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 10,280 deaths. 5,632,471 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/8/21:

*Two new ways to register for COVID-19 vaccine in Northwest Georgia now available

*There have been 4,182 (+61) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 56 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 178 hospitalizations since March.  889 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 33,139 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 299 deaths
  • 11,593 cases in Whitfield County including 131 deaths
  • 7,293 cases in Floyd County including 110 deaths
  • 7,254 cases in Bartow County including 123 deaths
  • 4,389 cases in Gordon County including 61 deaths
  • 3,596 cases in Catoosa County including 38 deaths
  • 2,907 cases in Murray County including 42 deaths
  • 1,661 cases in Chattooga County including 46 deaths
  • 792 cases in Dade County including 7 deaths

There have been 620,247 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 10,180 deaths. 5,583,994 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/7/21:

There have been 4,121 (+42) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 56 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 178 hospitalizations since March.  888 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 32,484 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 292 deaths
  • 11,443 cases in Whitfield County including 130 deaths
  • 7,205 cases in Floyd County including 110 deaths
  • 7,121 cases in Bartow County including 123 deaths
  • 4,350 cases in Gordon County including 61 deaths
  • 3,539 cases in Catoosa County including 38 deaths
  • 2,873 cases in Murray County including 42 deaths
  • 1,633 cases in Chattooga County including 44 deaths
  • 782 cases in Dade County including 7 deaths

There have been 609,868 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 10,100 deaths. 5,569,613 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/6/21:

Due to a high volume of data to process at DPH, the COVID-19 update for 01-06-2021 was delayed.

There have been 4,079 (+103) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 55 deaths, 5 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 177 hospitalizations since March.  903 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 31,878 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 286 deaths
  • 11,368 cases in Whitfield County including 130 deaths
  • 7,132 cases in Floyd County including 109 deaths
  • 6,979 cases in Bartow County including 123 deaths
  • 4,298 cases in Gordon County including 61 deaths
  • 3,510 cases in Catoosa County including 38 deaths
  • 2,852 cases in Murray County including 41 deaths
  • 1,616 cases in Chattooga County including 44 deaths
  • 773 cases in Dade County including 7 deaths

There have been 602,796 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 10,035 deaths. 5,523,221 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/5/21:

*The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Georgia’s first case of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the U.K. and in several other countries and U.S. states. The Georgia resident is an 18-year-old male with no travel history, and is currently in isolation at home. Preliminary epidemiologic information suggests that this variant is significantly more contagious than the SARS-CoV-2 virus. So far, there is no evidence that the B.1.1.7 variant causes more severe illness or increased risk of death.

*Walker County Medical First Responders Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

*There have been 3,976 (+52) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 55 deaths, 5 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 175 hospitalizations since March.  896 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 31,353 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 283 deaths
  • 11,258 cases in Whitfield County including 127 deaths
  • 7,083 cases in Floyd County including 109 deaths
  • 6,904 cases in Bartow County including 122 deaths
  • 4,240 cases in Gordon County including 61 deaths
  • 3,407 cases in Catoosa County including 38 deaths
  • 2,820 cases in Murray County including 41 deaths
  • 1,608 cases in Chattooga County including 44 deaths
  • 747 cases in Dade County including 7 deaths

There have been 597,208 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 9,966 deaths. 5,509,880 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/4/21:

There have been 3,924 (+25) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 55 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 175 hospitalizations since March.  858 cases are less than 21 days old. Last week, 18.7% of those tested were positive, an increase from 16.2% the week prior.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 30,810 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 282 deaths
  • 11,189 cases in Whitfield County including 122 deaths
  • 7,008 cases in Floyd County including 109 deaths
  • 6,837 cases in Bartow County including 121 deaths
  • 4,196 cases in Gordon County including 61 deaths
  • 3,380 cases in Catoosa County including 37 deaths
  • 2,806 cases in Murray County including 40 deaths
  • 1,600 cases in Chattooga County including 44 deaths
  • 737 cases in Dade County including 7 deaths

There have been 591,106 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 9,900 deaths. 5,482,790 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/3/21:

There have been 3,899 (+17) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 55 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 175 hospitalizations since March.  855 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 30,333 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 275 deaths
  • 11,118 cases in Whitfield County including 122 deaths
  • 6,971 cases in Floyd County including 109 deaths
  • 6,790 cases in Bartow County including 121 deaths
  • 4,181 cases in Gordon County including 61 deaths
  • 3,356 cases in Catoosa County including 37 deaths
  • 2,767 cases in Murray County including 40 deaths
  • 1,595 cases in Chattooga County including 44 deaths
  • 728 cases in Dade County including 7 deaths

There have been 587,076 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 9,893 deaths. 5,462,214 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/2/21:

There have been 3,882 (+30) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 55 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 173 hospitalizations since March.  838 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 30,035 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 275 deaths
  • 11,038 cases in Whitfield County including 121 deaths
  • 6,891 cases in Floyd County including 109 deaths
  • 6,712 cases in Bartow County including 121 deaths
  • 4,152 cases in Gordon County including 61 deaths
  • 3,339 cases in Catoosa County including 37 deaths
  • 2,732 cases in Murray County including 40 deaths
  • 1,585 cases in Chattooga County including 44 deaths
  • 725 cases in Dade County including 7 deaths

There have been 581,999 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 9,891 deaths. 5,436,988 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.

Updated on 1/1/21:

There have been 3,852 (+56) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walker County with 55 deaths, 4 additional deaths probably linked to COVID-19 and 173 hospitalizations since March.  838 cases are less than 21 days old.

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Cases in neighboring counties:

  • 30,035 cases in Hamilton County, TN including 275 deaths
  • 10,952 cases in Whitfield County including 121 deaths
  • 6,847 cases in Floyd County including 109 deaths
  • 6,663 cases in Bartow County including 121 deaths
  • 4,124 cases in Gordon County including 61 deaths
  • 3,303 cases in Catoosa County including 37 deaths
  • 2,708 cases in Murray County including 40 deaths
  • 1,571 cases in Chattooga County including 44 deaths
  • 723 cases in Dade County including 7 deaths

There have been 575,395 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia, including 9,889 deaths. 5,401,054 tests have been reported to DPH by electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and do not represent all tests performed in Georgia.


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