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Georgia’s cases of infection from the coronavirus have risen to 1,387, according to the latest state Department of Public Health report.

As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, Cobb County had 109 confirmed cases, up from 90 on Tuesday. Cobb has the fourth highest number of cases, behind Fulton County at 204, DeKalb County at 125 and Dougherty County at 123.

The state health department reports 47 people in Georgia have died from the virus. Five of those have been individuals from Cobb County.

They include:

♦ a 56-year old male,

♦ a 67-year-old male,

♦ A 67-year-old female,

♦ a 77-year-old male, and

♦ an 85-year old female.

Of Georgia’s reported individuals with COVID-19, 438, or about 32%, have been hospitalized. The 40 deaths make up 3% of the total cases in the state.

The state health department reports as of noon Wednesday, 6,179 tests have been administered, 76% were processed in a commercial lab. About a fifth of the reported tests had positive results for the virus. Georgia’s reported coronavirus cases are nearly evenly split between male and female patients, with 50% female, 48% male and 2% unknown or not reported.

A majority of the state’s reported cases, 60%, are in individuals ages 18-59. Thirty-six percent of the confirmed coronavirus cases are in people ages 60 and older, and 3% are people whose ages were not reported. One percent of the cases are in children 17 and younger.

In the United States, there are 54,453 cases in all 50 states and four U.S. territories as of noon Wednesday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reports that 737 people in the U.S. have died from the virus.

COVID-19 deaths in the United States (737)

COVID-19 cases in the United States (54,453)

COVID-19 deaths in Georgia (47)

COVID-19 Georgia cases by county: (1,387)

Fulton 204

Dekalb 125

Dougherty 123

Cobb 109

Bartow 82

Gwinnett 69

Carroll 50

Cherokee 36

Clayton 29

Lee 25

Clarke 21

Henry 20

Hall 19

Douglas 18

Floyd 14

Fayette 12

Lowndes 12

Columbia 10

Coweta 10

Forsyth 10

Richmond 10

Rockdale 10

Spalding 10

Gordon 9

Polk 9

Newton 8

Chatham 7

Laurens 7

Troup 7

Bibb 6

Early 6

Houston 6

Oconee 6

Paulding 6

Glynn 5

Peach 5

Sumter 5

Tift 5

Mitchell 4

Muscogee 4

Pickens 4

Terrell 4

Whitfield 4

Baker 3

Bryan 3

Butts 3

Crisp 3

Effingham 3

Lamar 3

Lumpkin 3

Monroe 3

Worth 3

Baldwin 2

Barrow 2

Coffee 2

Colquitt 2

Irwin 2

Jasper 2

Madison 2

Miller 2

Seminole 2

Twiggs 2

Washington 2

Ben Hill 1

Burke 1

Camden 1

Catoosa 1

Charlton 1

Chattooga 1

Clinch 1

Dawson 1

Decatur 1

Dodge 1

Fannin 1

Greene 1

Harris 1

Heard 1

Jackson 1

Jones 1

Liberty 1

Lincoln 1

Long 1

Macon 1

Meriwether 1

Morgan 1

Pierce 1

Pulaski 1

Randolph 1

Stephens 1

Tattnall 1

Taylor 1

Thomas 1

Turner 1

Ware 1

White 1

Wilkes 1

Unknown 160

The Georgia Department of Public Health updates a status report twice daily, at noon and at 7 p.m. For the full report, visit The CDC updates its report of U.S. cases at noon Mondays through Fridays at

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