Georgia officials: 7 COVID-19 cases, including 2 presumptive


ATLANTA (AP) — Seven Georgia residents have tested positive for the COVID-19, and five of those tests are federally confirmed, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

State officials are awaiting results of tests from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on samples from a hospitalized Fulton County resident and a resident of Gwinnett County, according to a news release posted Saturday night on the department’s website. Those two cases are considered to be presumptive positive tests.

Confirmed cases of the disease caused by the new coronavirus include three in Fulton County, one in Cobb County and one in Polk County. The Polk County resident had previously been reported as from Floyd County, the department said.

Those from Fulton County include a 56-year-old man who had returned to Atlanta from Milan, Italy, on Feb. 22, and his son.

The 46-year-old Polk County woman had gone twice to a Georgia emergency center with flu-like symptoms in February but was originally turned down for testing because she hadn’t traveled abroad or known of any contact with travelers from abroad.

Dozens of Americans on a cruise ship off the California coast are expected to arrive Monday night or Tuesday for quarantine and testing at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, officials said Sunday. They include 34 Georgia residents.

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