Kemp: Sources of infection unknown in four new presumptive positive COVID-19 cases


According to a statement released by the office of Governor Brian Kemp, four new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Georgia patients, and the Georgia Department of Public Health is awaiting confirmatory testing.

Testing was completed today at the Georgia Public Health Laboratory and the results have been submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for verification.

One individual is from Fulton County, a second is from Cherokee County and two are from Cobb County.

None of the four have any connection to each other, and the sources of their infections are unknown.

All four patients have been hospitalized.

With the addition of these four presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, there are now six presumptive positives pending confirmatory testing by the CDC and five confirmed cases.

All Georgians are encouraged to follow basic prevention measures including:

Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.

If you have recently traveled to areas where there are ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 and you develop a fever with cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or if you have had contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, stay home and call your health care provider or local health department right away. Call before going to a doctor’s office, emergency room or urgent care center and tell them about your recent travel and symptoms.

For additional information about COVID-19, please visit or cdc/gov/coronavirus/2019/ncov/about/index.html.

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