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Georgia health experts: 11 COVID-19 cases, including 6 presumptive

By Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) Eleven Georgia residents have tested positive for the COVID-19, and five of those tests have been federally confirmed, the Georgia Department of Public Health said in a statement late Sunday.

The statement said the four new presumptive positive tests, in addition to two earlier, are awaiting confirmation by the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All of the new cases are from the greater Atlanta area.

Of those four new positive cases submitted to the CDC, one individual is from Fulton County, another from Cherokee County, and two more from Cobb County. The statement said none of the individuals are related and all have been hospitalized, with the sources of their infections unknown.

Confirmed cases of the disease caused by the new coronavirus are three people in Fulton County, a fourth in Cobb County and a fifth 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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