Georgia Virus Death Toll Rises to 10, Total Cases at 287

Mar 19, 2020

Georgia's death toll from COVID-19 has jumped to 10 statewide as state officials also report a big jump in confirmed infections. The Georgia Department of Public Health said Thursday the total number of confirmed cases statewide now stands at 287 _ up from 197 cases reported the previous day.

egistered nurses and patient care technicians wait for their next patient to drive up to be tested for the coronavirus in Augusta, Ga., Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Credit Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP

Meanwhile, more than 50 state lawmakers remain in self-quarantine and churches are told to halt worship services. For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness.