A Third of Georgia's 1,250 Coronavirus Patients Hospitalized

Mar 25, 2020

State health officials say confirmed infections from the new coronavirus in Georgia rose to nearly 1,250. Numbers released Wednesday showed that nearly a third of those people were hospitalized. Two additional deaths were reported, bringing the total to 40.

Travis Swann Taylor walks through a nearly empty Georgia State Capitol on Thursday, March 19, 2020, after Georgia lawmakers were urged Wednesday to self-isolate themselves, after a state senator said he tested positive for the coronavirus.
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In four counties, the number of confirmed cases topped 100 with Fulton County closing in on 200 infections. The spread of the virus also continued to take its toll on businesses big and small. Waffle House, known for its "always open" restaurants, has closed more than 400 of its nearly 2,000 outlets. And Kia Motors Corp. is suspending production at its plant in southwest Georgia.