March 27 Update: Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia and NC

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NORTH GEORGIA & WESTERN N.C. – In an effort to keep our readers, up to date with the latest number of cases confirmed in Georgia and N.C., Fetch Your News will continually be updating this article with the most recent updates from the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).

Updated March 27 at 7:33 p.m.

Georgia Data

As of March 27, 2020, DPH confirmed that the state has 2,198 confirmed cases, 607 hospitalized, and 65 deaths. The 7 p.m. report stated 9,865 tests have been completed. DPH added a column to the county-by-county tally to include the location of deceased patients from COVID-19.

In his March 23 press conference, Gov. Kemp mentioned the casualties from the virus, “I am saddened to announce that we have lost twenty-five Georgians to COVID-19. As we mourn, I ask my fellow Georgians to lift up their loved ones in prayer. Please keep them in your hearts and minds.”

DPH released details on the two March 18 deaths, stating the individuals were 42-year-old and 68-year-old women both in an Albany Hospital. They also had underlying conditions along with COVID-19. Please keep all these individuals and families in your thoughts and prayers.

Georgia now has twenty-three test sites for specific populations at the following locations: Cartersville, Rome, Dalton, Woodstock, Gainesville, Marietta, Atlanta, Morrow, Lawrenceville, Stone Mountain, Newnan, Dublin, Warner Robins, Augusta, Columbus, Valdosta, Tifton, Albany, Douglas, Statesboro, Brunswick, Savannah, and Athens. To be tested at one of these locations, you must have a referral from a medical provider. Tests are limited to elderly Georgians, members of the law enforcement community, first responders, long-term care facility residents and staff, and healthcare workers.

Many have reported that labs are taking longer than 72 hours to process tests, so the number of real-time cases might be higher. However, Fetch Your News will only report on local cases once, they are confirmed by the DPH or CDC.

DPH releases updates every day at noon and 7 p.m. Case location is “based on patient county of residence when known.”

“A confirmed case is defined as a person who has tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus.” – DPH.

Up-to-date map (3/27/2020) of cases in Georgia.

Georgia County – Number of Cases

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases By County: No. Cases No. Deaths
Fulton 347 12
Dekalb 219 2
Dougherty 203 13
Cobb 163 5
Gwinnett 121 1
Bartow 107 1
Carroll 61 0
Clayton 53 1
Cherokee 50 1
Henry 44 1
Lee 37 5
Clarke 34 2
Douglas 32 1
Hall 30 0
Floyd 26 1
Fayette 22 2
Forsyth 21 1
Lowndes 20 1
Coweta 19 2
Rockdale 16 1
Chatham 15 0
Newton 15 0
Mitchell 14 0
Early 13 1
Paulding 13 0
Tift 13 0
Gordon 12 1
Bibb 11 0
Richmond 11 0
Spalding 11 0
Columbia 10 0
Houston 10 1
Oconee 10 0
Polk 10 0
Sumter 10 0
Troup 9 1
Barrow 7 1
Glynn 7 0
Laurens 7 0
Muscogee 7 0
Worth 7 1
Peach 6 0
Terrell 6 2
Whitfield 6 0
Bryan 5 0
Colquitt 5 0
Crisp 4 0
Effingham 4 0
Lumpkin 4 0
Pickens 4 1
Upson 4 0
Burke 3 0
Butts 3 0
Coffee 3 0
Decatur 3 0
Fannin 3 0
Irwin 3 0
Lincoln 3 0
Madison 3 0
Meriwether 3 0
Miller 3 0
Monroe 3 0
Randolph 3 0
Thomas 3 0
Baldwin 2 0
Ben Hill 2 0
Calhoun 2 0
Camden 2 0
Dawson 2 0
Jackson 2 0
Jasper 2 0
Jones 2 0
Lamar 2 0
Pulaski 2 0
Seminole 2 0
Stephens 2 0
Tattnall 2 0
Turner 2 0
Twiggs 2 0
Ware 2 0
Washington 2 0
Baker 1 1
Catoosa 1 0
Charlton 1 0
Chattahoochee 1 0
Chattooga 1 0
Clinch 1 0
Dodge 1 0
Franklin 1 0
Greene 1 0
Haralson 1 0
Harris 1 0
Hart 1 0
Heard 1 1
Liberty 1 0
Long 1 0
Macon 1 0
Mcduffie 1 0
Morgan 1 0
Pierce 1 0
Taylor 1 0
Toombs 1 0
White 1 0
Wilkes 1 0
Unknown 207 1
*Based on patient county of residence when known

DPH told Fetch Your News that the “Unknown” number is a result of “clerical errors on the part of the reporting agency – nothing more. We have many new labs reporting, and they are not all as familiar with the system.” The department is working to resolve this issue when the staff has time. A few of the unknowns are also homeless.

18 to 59-year-olds are the largest group affected at this moment with 56 percent of cases. 60+ is next at 34 percent. When determined by sex, 46 percent of males tested positive, and 49 percent of females received positive test results.

N.C. Data

As of March 27, 2020, NCDHHS reported 763 cases statewide and three deaths. The three deaths were in Harnett, Johnston, and Cabarrus – one man between the age of 25-49 and two the men over 65. The highest concentration is now in Mecklenburg with 218 cases.  NCDHHS reported that 15,136 tests have been completed in the state. The confirmed cases report is released each day at 11 a.m.

N.C. map or COVID-19 cases as of 3/27/20.

N.C. County – Number of Cases

  • Mecklenburg – 181
  • Wake – 104
  • Durham – 83
  • Guilford – 31
  • Union – 27
  • Orange – 24
  • Cabarrus – 21
  • Forsyth – 16
  • Buncombe – 15
  • Iredell – 15
  • Harnett – 11
  • New Hanover – 11
  • Brunswick – 11
  • Chatham – 11
  • Pitt – 10
  • Rowan – 10
  • Johnston – 9
  • Gaston – 9
  • Cumberland – 8
  • Catawba – 7
  • Wilson – 7
  • Henderson – 6
  • Franklin – 5
  • Alamance – 5
  • Randolph – 5
  • Carteret – 4
  • Davidson – 4
  • Onslow – 4
  • Watauga – 4
  • Bertie – 3
  • Caldwell – 3
  • Cherokee – 3
  • Craven – 3
  • Lenoir – 3
  • Granville -3
  • McDowell – 3
  • Montgomery – 3
  • Northampton – 3
  • Beaufort – 3
  • Davie – 3
  • Wayne – 3
  • Hertford – 2
  • Lee – 2
  • Moore -2
  • Hoke – 2
  • Nash – 2
  • Robeson – 2
  • Stanly – 2
  • Transylvania – 2
  • Cleveland -2
  • Vance – 2
  • Burke – 1
  • Sampson – 1
  • Lincoln – 1
  • Pasquotank – 1
  • Duplin – 1
  • Scotland -1
  • Surry – 1
  • Person – 1

Cherokee County, N.C. Health Department has also reported six confirmed cases in the county. Three are residents and two are visiting the area, but isolating in Cherokee.

NCDHHS has an interactive map for those who want to see the spread of the virus. 

DPH, NCDHHS, and the CDC are urging people to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the virus. If our readers are looking for more information on health practices, please visit the CDC website.

President Trump also released guidelines for the next 15 days, which can be read about here.

Georgian’s wondering about Gov. Brian Kemp’s actions and the state’s public health emergency, find out more here.

North Carolinian’s can find updates for Gov. Roy Cooper, here.

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