Gov. Kemp to issue statewide ‘shelter in place’ order, closing schools

April 1, 2020 at 3:45 PM EDT - Updated April 1 at 5:21 PM

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said he will issue a statewide shelter in place order at a news conference Wednesday addressing the spread of COVID-19 across the Peach State.

That order is expected to last until April 13.

Governor Kemp will also cancel in-person class for K-12 public schools through the remainder of the school year.

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reported 4,638 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the noon Wednesday (4/1) update.

The total deaths related to COVID-19 is now 139. A total of 952 confirmed cases are hospitalized.

Two deaths have been reportedin Chatham County.One in BryanCounty.

Over 20,000 coronavirus tests have been conducted statewide.

According to DPH, there are 36 positive cases in Chatham County, 18 in Glynn County, five in Effingham County, eight in Bryan County, five in Liberty County, one in Long County, one in Candler County, four in Camden County, two in Toombs County, one in Appling County, six in Bacon County, two in Bulloch County, one in Candler County, one in McIntosh County, two in Screven County and two in Tattnall County.

DPH releases new numbers daily at noon and 7 p.m.

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