Georgia verifies 1K new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

How is that early opening going Georgia?

State health officials have confirmed an additional 1,000 cases of the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing Georgia’s total infections above 27,000.

As of noon Thursday, the Georgia Department of Public Health was reporting just over 26,000 confirmed cases. That number now stands at 27,134, according to data released at 12:25 p.m. Friday.

At least 1,147 Georgians have died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The health department verified an additional 40 deaths since midday Thursday.