ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — According to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), 464 people have now died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and there are now 13,315 cases, as of noon on April 13.
The DPH has added to tracking tools to its Daily Status Report, including interactive maps and graphs that reflect the number of confirmed cases by county and COVID-19 infections per 100,00 people, in addition to the number of cumulative deaths and cases in Georgia since February 1. They announced plans to add additional information to the report in the near future.
Also, the DPH issued these reminders of how the public can help prevent further spread of COVID-19:
Stay home – the Governor has issued a shelter-in-place Executive Order that should be observed by all residents and visitors.
Practice social distancing – keep at least 6 feet between yourself and other people.
Wash your hands – use soap and water and scrub for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (60% alcohol) if soap and water aren’t readily available.
Wear a mask – The CDC now recommends the use of face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19, especially where socials distancing is difficult to maintain (grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.), and especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. The CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
For updates on the COVID-19 situation as it develops, follow @GaDPH, @GeorgiaEMA, and @GovKemp on Twitter and @GaDPH, @GEMA.OHS, and @GovKemp on Facebook.