Georgia Coronavirus Statistics Stay Steady Going Into Weekend

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta reported a total of 330,269 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. According to the health department’s website, that includes 1,279 newly confirmed cases over the last 24 hours.

Georgia also reported 7,393 deaths so far from COVID-19, with 46 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. In addition, the state reported 29,611 hospitalizations — 101 more than the day before — and 5,508 admissions so far to intensive-care units.

No information is available from Georgia about how many patients have recovered.

Counties in or near metro Atlanta and other metropolitan areas continue to have the highest number of positives, with Fulton County still in the lead.

  1. Fulton County: 28,942 cases — 108 new

  2. Gwinnett County: 28,712 cases — 119 new

  3. Cobb County: 20,439 cases — 72 new

  4. DeKalb County: 19,613 cases — 42 new

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Georgia court allows lawsuit against sperm bank to proceed

The Normans bought sperm from Xytex, and Wendy Norman gave birth to a son in 2002. As the boy got older, the Normans discovered he had inherited serious medical and mental health problems, some requiring multiple hospitalizations, according to the lawsuit.

The Normans sued Xytex, the medical director at its Atlanta location and an employee. The lawsuit seeks damages, alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation, battery, negligence unfair business practices, false advertising, unjust enrichment and other wrongdoing. They also sought to require Xytex to release information about the donor.

The Normans chose Donor #9623, whom Xytex promoted as one of its best donors, a Ph.D. candidate with an IQ of 160, a clean mental health history and no criminal record.

But they later discovered that wasn’t true. The donor had lied and had actually been hospitalized repeatedly for diagnosed mental health problems, including psychotic schizophrenia, the lawsuit says. He also had been

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