UPDATE: Georgia surpasses 30,000 coronavirus cases

In News, Valdosta Daily Times by Maya

ATLANTA — Georgia has passed 30,000 COVID-19 cases and 1,300 related deaths.

As of noon Wednesday, the state reported 30,562 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,305 related deaths.

According to the Department of Public Health’s coronavirus daily status report, the 30,562 cases are up by more than 700 cases since Tuesday evening when the number was 29,839 cases and 1,294 deaths.

model — created as a partnership between Georgia Tech, Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital — predicts that with Georgia’s four-week shelter-in-place lifted, the state could see as many as 23,400 coronavirus deaths by August as future cases spike.

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