Infection Map May 20

Cobb County has had 2,565 cases of the new coronavirus as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the most recent report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. That's a jump of 98 cases since Tuesday afternoon's report.

A total of 135 county residents have died from the virus to date, per the Wednesday report, which is three more deaths than were reported a day ago.

Per the latest report, Cobb remains fourth among Georgia counties in terms of the number of cumulative confirmed cases, behind Fulton with 3,801, DeKalb with 2,940 and Gwinnett with 2,787. Only Fulton and Dougherty counties have had more residents die from the virus, with 174 and 139 deaths, respectively.

Statewide, the number of cases is now 39,647, with 1,687 deaths, making Georgia's death rate from the virus about 4.2%.

All 159 counties in the state have reported at least one case of the virus.

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,504,830 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States, and 90,340 people have died from the virus nationwide. The national death rate based on these figures is 6%.

A reported 7,107 COVID-19 patients (17.9%) have been hospitalized statewide, including 601 in Cobb, per the state’s latest report. That equates to almost a quarter, or 23.4% of all Cobb’s confirmed cases involving hospitalization.

In Cobb, a county of more than 760,000 residents, the ratio of cases is roughly 324 for every 100,000 people, per state data.

Approximately 5.2% of Cobb Countians who tested positive for the virus have died.

The state reports there have been 402,940 people tested for COVID-19 in Georgia, which is about 3.8% of the state’s population of just over 10.6 million.

The Georgia DPH does not report how many people have recovered from the virus.

The Georgia DPH updates its COVID-19 status reports three times a day: 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. For the full report, visit

For the full CDC report, visit

For a look at how the coronavirus is affecting Cobb and Douglas counties, visit

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