Some people are waiting over a week to get test results for COVID-19, hospitals around the state are already approaching maximum capacity of intensive care beds and the number of Georgians impacted by the virus grows daily.
As of 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, there are 1,643 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in over 100 of Georgia’s 159 counties with 56 reported deaths. Nearly 9,000 tests have been performed by state and commercial labs. The state also says 509 people are hospitalized, a newly-reported measure of the virus' severity.
Here is the latest coronavirus news from Georgia for Thursday, March 26, 2020.