Georgia Coronavirus Statistics Stay Steady Going Into Weekend

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta reported a total of 330,269 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. According to the health department’s website, that includes 1,279 newly confirmed cases over the last 24 hours.

Georgia also reported 7,393 deaths so far from COVID-19, with 46 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. In addition, the state reported 29,611 hospitalizations — 101 more than the day before — and 5,508 admissions so far to intensive-care units.

No information is available from Georgia about how many patients have recovered.

Counties in or near metro Atlanta and other metropolitan areas continue to have the highest number of positives, with Fulton County still in the lead.

  1. Fulton County: 28,942 cases — 108 new

  2. Gwinnett County: 28,712 cases — 119 new

  3. Cobb County: 20,439 cases — 72 new

  4. DeKalb County: 19,613 cases — 42 new

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Georgia health department says state has given 3M coronavirus tests

The Georgia Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 29 additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 7,134.

According to the state Department of Public Health, 3,001,381 tests have been performed in the state, which had a 10.1% positivity rate, as of Saturday.

The state Department of Public Health on Saturday reported an additional 1,484 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 27 were reported in the six Southeast Georgia counties tracked by News4Jax.

As of Saturday, a total of 322,078 confirmed cases had been reported by the state Department of Public Health.

(Note: There are variations in the day-to-day data reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health. Data are based on available information at the time of the report and may not reflect all cases or tests performed in Georgia on that particular day. At times, cases and deaths are removed from the overall running total

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Georgia court allows lawsuit against sperm bank to proceed

The Normans bought sperm from Xytex, and Wendy Norman gave birth to a son in 2002. As the boy got older, the Normans discovered he had inherited serious medical and mental health problems, some requiring multiple hospitalizations, according to the lawsuit.

The Normans sued Xytex, the medical director at its Atlanta location and an employee. The lawsuit seeks damages, alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation, battery, negligence unfair business practices, false advertising, unjust enrichment and other wrongdoing. They also sought to require Xytex to release information about the donor.

The Normans chose Donor #9623, whom Xytex promoted as one of its best donors, a Ph.D. candidate with an IQ of 160, a clean mental health history and no criminal record.

But they later discovered that wasn’t true. The donor had lied and had actually been hospitalized repeatedly for diagnosed mental health problems, including psychotic schizophrenia, the lawsuit says. He also had been

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Gwinnett County, Georgia, Forces Teachers With Health Problems to Work in Classrooms Despite COVID-19

Georgia teacher Samantha Mbozi hasn’t even entered a grocery store in the last six months. The 51-year-old just finished chemotherapy a year ago and is taking immunosuppressive drugs for two other illnesses. Her doctor told her strict quarantine could be a matter of life or death.

But late last month, the Gwinnett County School District gave her an ultimatum: Return to the classroom to teach in person, or stop teaching altogether.

“I said, ‘It’s not like I don’t want to work. I’m a single parent, I don’t know where my paychecks are coming from after this month,’” said Mbozi, an immigrant from Guyana and a single mother of two. “They said, ‘There’s no work-from-home options. If you’re not in the building, you take leave.’”

As the school year begins, Georgia teachers with potentially life-threatening medical conditions are being denied the ability to work from home—even in districts where the majority

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