COVID-19 claims 5 lives in Clayton County; 148 people test positive as of noon April 2

Clayton County

ATLANTA — Five Clayton County residents have lost their lives to COVID-19 and 148 people have tested positive, according to new numbers from the Georgia Department of Health.

The daily status report shows the following numbers for surrounding counties:

♦ Fulton: 22 dead, 712 positive;

♦ DeKalb: 6 dead, 396 positive;

♦ Fayette: 4 dead, 52 positive;

♦ Henry: 2 dead, 108 positive;

♦ Spalding: 1 dead, 18 positive.

GDPH updates these figures twice daily at

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