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Counties in Georgia Enact Restrictions as Virus Spreads

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Counties in Georgia continued to place restrictions on businesses and gatherings Monday as cases of the new coronavirus increased. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has ordered schools shut but has refrained from taking stronger steps like ordering restaurants and nonessential businesses to close.

By noon on Monday, confirmed cases in the state rose to 772 from the 620 cases the state was reporting on Sunday. That’s according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The death toll remained at 25. Metro Atlanta’s DeKalb County is the latest county to order restrictions aimed at helping to slow the virus.

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