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Georgia Coronavirus Updates: Death Toll Tops 100

Georgia now has more than 100 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and over 3,000 confirmed cases as we approach the end of March. Meanwhile, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms warns the city’s hospitals could be over capacity by the first week of May.

As of noon Tuesday, March 31, there are 3,817 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in nearly 140 of Georgia’s 159 counties with 108 reported deaths. Over 16,000 tests have been performed by state and commercial labs. The state also says 818 people have been hospitalized so far. Here is the latest coronavirus news from Georgia for Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

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Georgia now has more than 100 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 and over 3,000 confirmed cases as we approach the end of March. Meanwhile, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms warns the city’s hospitals could be over capacity by the first week of May.

As of noon Tuesday, March 31, there are 3,817 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in nearly 140 of Georgia’s 159 counties with 108 reported deaths. Over 16,000 tests have been performed by state and commercial labs. The state also says 818 people have been hospitalized so far.

Here is the latest coronavirus news from Georgia for Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

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