Georgia reports nearly 1,000 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours
The number of coronavirus cases in Georgia has surpassed 27,000 with nearly 1,000 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, according to the state's department of health.
As of noon on Friday, Georgia Department of Health reported 27,134 cases, up from 26,175 recorded cases on Thursday.
The majority of the state's cases are in the metro Atlanta area.
At least 1,147 Georgia residents have died as a result of COVID-19