UPDATE: Whitfield has seventh death from COVID-19, cases up to 193

Whitfield County’s confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases increased to 391 on Monday at 7 p.m., according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Whitfield County has seven deaths and 28 hospitalizations due to COVID-19.

Murray County has 94 confirmed cases with one death and nine hospitalizations.

Starting Tuesday, the Department of Public Health will update COVID-19 cases at 3 p.m. daily here.

The first Whitfield County death linked to the virus was a 93-year-old male who passed away on March 30. The second death was a 78-year-old male whose death was reported on April 7. On April 8, an 81-year-old male's death was reported. On April 20, a 75-year-old male's death was reported. The other deaths were a 77-year-old female (it is not known if she had underlying health conditions), a 68-year-old male with underlying health conditions and a female older than 90 who had underlying health conditions.

Murray County's death attributed to COVID-19 was an 83-year-old male with underlying health conditions.

The Department of Public Health defines hospitalizations as "the count of confirmed cases in which the patient was hospitalized at the time of reporting to DPH. Because of how this number is reported to DPH, it may be underreported. This number does not represent the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases currently hospitalized."

Statewide as of 7 p.m. on Monday, there were:

• 47,899 confirmed COVID-19 cases

• 2,089 deaths linked to the virus

• 8,302 hospitalizations

• 562,815 tests administered

As of 7 a.m. on Monday, Hamilton Medical Center reported 1,104 COVID-19 tests performed there, with 1,012 negative results, 70 positive results and 22 pending results. Tests performed at the Department of Public Health and other areas are not reflected in the hospital's numbers. Hamilton Medical Center usually updates its numbers at 7 a.m. daily here.

Gordon County has 164 cases, 33 hospitalizations and 16 deaths linked to COVID-19.

Catoosa County has 140 cases while Chattooga County has 24 cases, including two deaths. Walker County has 168 cases.

Fulton County has the most cases (4,621) in the state followed by Gwinnett County (3,870) and DeKalb County (3,795).

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