Cobb County had 2,702 cases of the new coronavirus as of Sunday evening, according to the most recent report from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

A total of 142 county residents had died from the virus, one more than 24 hours prior.

Cobb remained fourth among Georgia's 159 counties in terms of the number of cumulative confirmed cases, behind Fulton (4,054), DeKalb (3,257) and Gwinnett (3,056).

Only Fulton County has had more residents die from the virus than Cobb, with 196 deaths.

Statewide, the number of cases was 42,902, with 1,827 deaths, making Georgia’s death rate from the virus about 4.3%.

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

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of Sunday, 1,622,114 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States, with 97,049 people having died from the virus nationwide. The national death rate based on these figures is about 6%.

A reported 7,450 COVID-19 patients (17.4%) had been hospitalized statewide, including 627 in Cobb. That is about 23% of all of Cobb’s confirmed cases.

In Cobb, a county of more than 760,000 residents, the ratio of cases is roughly 342 for every 100,000 people. Approximately 5.3% of Cobb Countians who tested positive for the virus had died.

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 Cobb and Douglas Public Health’s look at how the coronavirus is affecting Cobb and Douglas counties, visit

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Johanna Williams

Thank you for the daily doom & gloom report, MDJ! Curious minds wonder why you do not report all the good news, concerning the Chinese virus? Good News is readily available for anyone who takes a few seconds to look for it. How about for starters:

With wide spread testing going on, only 8.9% of tests are coming back positive for the virus. Hospitalizations for the virus are at an all time low, since reporting started on April 8th. Governor Kemp and the state superintendent of schools are diligently working on a plan to -safely- reopen schools this fall. Etc, Etc, Etc... Oh, I forgot, the democrat socialists continually blather about a "second wave." IF a second wave comes, we are more than prepared for it this time around, in addition to quite possibly having a vaccine by then and knowing more about drugs to treat the virus. Oh, and how about informing the public the how to details of access to testing, which is now widely available, with quick turn-around results?

So much GOOD news, but it just does not fit the doom & gloom narrative.

Oh, and if nothing else, how about letting people know that Kroger, Walmart, Publix, Target, Walgreens, etc. now have plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, and sanitizer on their shelves?

richard plent

Johanna AKA Einstein, cases are up in GA over the past week. We need to stop the virus or at least have tracing before this will calm down. Your political blather has no affect on the virus and following your advice will get people killed. It seems you only care about scoring simple minded political points.

Johanna Williams

@wretched richard

Errr, Rich, since you get all your news from MSNBC, I am not surprised that you are so misinformed. When you quote different time periods, as you did, you can make statistics say anything. The dems do it all the time, as well as their friends in the media. I never said anything about a week of statistics. "Stop the virus"? Please do enlighten us on that whopper? Effective control measures, yes. And Rich, can you be a little original, instead of plagiarizing my terminology? Oh, and please do learn the difference between "affect" and "effect." If you are going to use those words, then learn the difference between them. Misusing them makes you look foolish. "Advice"? Show me where I gave anybody any advice about anything. Express my opinion, yes, advice no, never happened. "Simple minded political points," hey, that's your best one yet, Rich, hilarious.

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