GA DPH COVID map 5/21/20 1 p.m.

Cobb County has had 2,601 cases of the new coronavirus as of Thursday afternoon, according to the most recent report from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

That’s a jump of 17 cases since Wednesday evening’s report.

A total of 135 county residents have died from the virus to date, per Thursday's data.

According to the state, Cobb remains fourth among Georgia counties in terms of the number of cumulative confirmed cases, behind Fulton with 3,810, DeKalb with 3,008 and Gwinnett with 2,869. Only Fulton and Dougherty counties have had more residents die from the virus, with 182 and 141 deaths, respectively.

Statewide, the number of cases is now 40,405, with 1,754 deaths, making Georgia’s death rate from the virus about 4.3%.

All 159 counties in the state have reported at least one case of the virus.

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,528,235 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States, and 91,664 people have died from the virus nationwide. The national death rate based on these figures is about 6%.

A reported 7,235 COVID-19 patients (18%) have been hospitalized statewide, including 610 in Cobb, per the state’s latest report. That equates to almost a quarter, or 23.4%, of all Cobb’s confirmed cases involving hospitalization.

In Cobb, a county of more than 760,000 residents, the ratio of cases is roughly 329 for every 100,000 people, per state data.

Approximately 5.2% of Cobb Countians who tested positive for the virus have died.

The state reports there have been 407,731 people tested for COVID-19 in Georgia, which is about 3.8% of the state’s population of just over 10.6 million.

The Georgia DPH does not report how many people have recovered from the virus.

The Georgia DPH updates its COVID-19 status reports three times a day: 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. For the full report, visit

For the full CDC report, visit

For a look at how the coronavirus is affecting Cobb and Douglas counties, visit

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