According to Kemp, the two cases share a household and one of those who tested positive for coronavirus recently returned from a trip to Italy, which has more than 1,500 confirmed cases and 52 deaths.
Dr. Kathleen Toomey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, said the patient who had returned from Milan, Italy recognized the symptoms and contacted medical officials. Toomey said both of the confirmed cases were in insolation at their home with minimal symptoms that have not required hospitalization.
Gov. Kemp urged Georgians to remain calm and said the state was ready for coronavirus. Kemp said has formed a state Coronavirus Task Force and has spoken with Vice President Mike Pence, who is overseeing the Trump administration’s national response to COVID-19.
There are now more than 100 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and six reported deaths. CNN reported Monday night that the global death toll has surpassed 3,100 and there are more than 90,000 confirmed cases – and growing – around the world.