Infections Map May 22

Georgia cases of the new coronavirus, by county, as of May 22.

Cobb County has had 2,626 cases of the new coronavirus as of Friday afternoon, according to the most recent report from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

That’s a jump of 25 cases since Thursday afternoon's report.

A total of 139 county residents have died from the virus to date, per Friday's data, four more than 24 hours prior.

According to the state, Cobb remains fourth among Georgia counties in terms of the number of cumulative confirmed cases, behind Fulton with 3,899, DeKalb with 3,064 and Gwinnett with 2,920. Only Fulton county has had more residents die from the virus, with 194 deaths.

Statewide, the number of cases is now 41,218, with 1,785 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, 1,551,095 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States, and 93,061 people have died from the virus nationwide. The national death rate based on these figures is about 5.9%.

A reported 7,313 COVID-19 patients (17.7%) have been hospitalized statewide, including 620 in Cobb, per the state’s latest report. That equates to almost a quarter, or 23.6%, of all Cobb’s confirmed cases involving hospitalization.

In Cobb, a county of more than 760,000 residents, the ratio of cases is roughly 332 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 427,249 people tested for COVID-19 in Georgia, which is about 4% 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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