COVID-19 Case UpdateAnnouncements, Featured March 10, 2020
Five Additional Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases in Georgia
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is awaiting confirmatory testing
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on five additional presumptive
positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia. The additional cases are in Cobb, Fayette, Gwinnett
and two in DeKalb. The individuals are hospitalized, and the sources of their infections are
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 and presumed positive cases of COVID-19 are broken down by
county as follows:
Confirmed COVID-19 (6)
Fulton County 3
Floyd County 1
Polk County 1
Presumptive Positive COVID-19 (11)
The overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low, although elderly people and
individuals with chronic medical conditions may be have increased risk for COVID-19.
The best prevention measures for any respiratory virus are:
• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and
water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 and
develop fever with cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or if you have
had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, stay home and call your health
care provider or local health department right away. Be sure to call before going to a doctor’s
office, emergency room, or urgent care center and tell them about your recent travel and
For accurate and reliable information about COVID-19 log on to
https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-
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