Coronavirus: Georgia governor declares public health emergency

Gov. Brian Kemp declared a public health emergency in Georgia on Saturday.
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Gov. Brian Kemp declared a public health emergency in Georgia on Saturday.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a public health emergency Saturday amid the coronavirus outbreak nationally and the increased cases in Georgia.

As of Saturday morning, there are 64 cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, Kemp said at a news conference.

This is the largest increase in the state within a 24-hour period to date, WSB-TV reported.

These are the latest numbers:

  • 15 cases in Cobb County
  • 11 cases in Fulton County
  • 8 cases in DeKalb County
  • 7 cases in Bartow County
  • 5 cases in Cherokee County
  • 4 cases in Fayette County
  • 3 cases in Floyd County
  • 2 cases in Coweta County
  • 2 cases in Gordon County
  • 2 cases in Gwinnett County
  • 1 case in Lee County
  • 1 case in Henry County
  • 1 case in Loundes County
  • 1 case in Polk County
  • 1 case in Charlton County

In Cobb, DeKalb and Bartow counties, the number of cases doubled overnight.

Many of these cases have no connection to travel, Kemp said.