Latest Atlanta coronavirus news: Confirmed cases rise to 1,097; deaths at 38

Latest Atlanta coronavirus news: Confirmed cases rise to 1,097; deaths at 38

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This blog will be updated throughout Wednesday, March 25, with news and details of COVID-19 in Georgia.

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7 a.m.:  A health center that serves Atlanta Public Schools students is offering drive-through COVID-19 testing, Vanessa McCray reports.  Whitefoord Inc. is providing screening, testing and a hotline for those who may have been infected with the virus sweeping the nation.

6:30 a.m.: As coronavirus cases climbed over 1,000 in Georgia, two Atlanta neighborhoods have found ways to help seniors and residents vulnerable to the coronavirus, Raisa Habersham reports. A Capitol View resident is spearheading the neighborhood’s COVID-19 Senior Support group with the hopes of assisting seniors who are unable to get essential items such as medication and groceries.

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OVERNIGHT

  • “The Room Where It Happens” will be empty for a while, Melissa Ruggieri reports. The Fox Theatre is postponing the full run of “Hamilton” as the venue remains closed due to ongoing coronavirus precautions from city and public health officials.
  • In the seven hours since the last update, the Georgia Department of Public Health announced there have been six more deaths from COVID-19 across the state in addition to 71 more confirmed cases. Chelsea Prince and Zachary Hansen report that  brings the number of confirmed cases to 1,097 since the coronavirus pandemic entered Georgia, and 38 people have died.

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