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The death toll in the U.S. from the coronavirus has topped 200,000, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation.

COVID-19 Deaths Top 6-Thousand in Georgia

Sep 8, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Deaths from COVID-19 have topped the 6-thousand mark in Georgia. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s website, there have now been 6,070 deaths in the state, with 285,350 confirmed cases. More than 25-thousand people have been hospitalized as a result of the virus. Clarke County is reporting nearly 4-thousand cases, with over 14-hundred cases reported in the last two weeks. There are 35 deaths.

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A 1-year-old boy is now Georgia's youngest victim to die from COVID-19. The state Department of Public Health included the Cobb County boy in a table of deaths released Friday. The department says the boy had a chronic underlying condition that may have contributed to his death, but released no further information. The Cobb County Medical Examiner's Officer says it can't release further information until the boy's death certificate is completed. 

A diabetic Costa Rican man in federal immigration custody has become the second detainee in Georgia to die from COVID-19 complications after being held at a detention center that has reported more than 150 coronavirus cases.

COVID-19 Deaths Spike in Georgia Tuesday

Aug 11, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

137 people have died from Coronavirus today according to a report from the state health department. This is one of the most substantial spikes in deaths in the last two months, and it has brought the total fatalities to 4,351 in Georgia. There were also more than 3,600 new cases reported in Georgia, which makes the new total more than 222,000.  355 hospitalizations also have occurred today.