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  • Families across Georgia are concerned about their money and their jobs, and many of you have questions that you need answered. That's why we asked Channel 2 consumer advisor Clark Howard. Q: What type of assistance is available for those of us not laid off but with severely cut hours to supplement income? A: there is going to be assistance available for people who suffered work cutbacks but still working some. The labor department has to publish how it works- and what compensation you’ll be available for, because most states like Georgia don’t permit partial unemployment compensation normally. [SPECIAL SECTION --> Latest on coronavirus in Georgia and around the world ] Q: Will the max benefit increase from the 350 ballpark a week that it’s currently in? A: The state benefit will stay the same but on top of it will sit a new fed benefit that will be an extra $600 a week that will continue up to four full months. Q: Is the state of Georgia handling state claims or is the federal government processing all claims? A: The state of Georgia will handle claims just as before, it will handle both parts of the money you’ll receive. The state though, is very overwhelmed right now. We're getting a lot of questions from you -- our viewers -- about the stimulus package. Here's what you should know -- starting with how much money you could get. It calls for payments of $1,200 for individuals making up to $75,000 a year and $2,400 dollars for married couples making up to $150,000, with an additional $500 per child. Payments will phase out by $5 for every $100 over $75,000 for singles and $150,000 for married couples filing jointly.
  • There are now 2446 confirmed coronavirus cases with 79 deaths in the state of Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health said 660 people in total have been hospitalized. The youngest person to die of the illness in Georgia was 31 years old. [SPECIAL SECTION --> Latest on coronavirus in Georgia and around the world ] We’ll bring you LIVE updates every hour on Channel 2 Action News. Get extended coverage on the free WSB Now app on Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV. Here are the latest case numbers and deaths broken down county-by-county, according to the DPH’s report. [DOWNLOAD: WSB-TV app for alerts sent to you the moment new numbers are released ] Fulton 378 (13) Dekalb 246 (3) Dougherty 224 (17) Cobb 185 (9) Gwinnett 131 (1) Bartow 117 (1) Carroll 64 (0) Clayton 57 (1) Cherokee 54 (1) Henry 50 (1) Lee 39 (6) Clarke 35 (2) Douglas 35 (1) Hall 31 (0) Floyd 27 (1) Fayette 26 (3) Forsyth 22 (1) Coweta 20 (2) Lowndes 20 (1) Paulding 20 (0) Rockdale 17 (1) Early 16 (1) Chatham 15 (0) Mitchell 15 (0) Newton 15 (0) Gordon 14 (1) Bibb 13 (0) Houston 13 (1) Sumter: 13 (1) Tift 13 (0) Columbia 12 (0) Richmond 12 (0) Spalding 11 (0) Oconee 10 (0) Polk 10 (0) Terrell 10 (2) Laurens 9 (0) Troup 9 (1) Muscogee 8 (0) Worth 8 (1) Barrow 7 (1) Bryan 7 (0) Coffee 7 (0) Glynn 7 (0) Thomas 7 (0) Crisp 6 (0) Peach 6 (0) Whitfield 6 (0) Butts 5 (0) Colquitt 5 (0) Pickens 5 (1) Upson 5 (0) Ware 5 (0) Decatur 4 (0) Effingham 4 (0) Lumpkin 4 (0) Miller 4 (0) Burke 3 (0) Calhoun 3 (0) Catoosa 3 (0) Fannin 3 (0) Irwin 3 (0) LIberty 3 (0) Lincoln 3 (0) Madison 3 (0) Meriwether 3 (0) Monroe 3 (0) Pulaski 3 (0) Randolph 3 (0) Seminole 3 (0) Stephens 3 (0) Baldwin 2 (0) Ben Hill 2 (0) Camden 2 (0) Dawson 2 (0) Franklin 2 (0) Haralson 2 (0) Harris 2 (0) Jackson 2 (0) Jasper 2 (0) Jones 2 (0) Lamar 2 (0) Murray 2 (0) Pierce 2 (0) Tattnall 2 (0) Turner 2 (0) Twigs 2 (0) Walton 2 (0) Washington 2 (0) Baker 1 (1) Bulloch 1 (0) Charlton 1 (0) Chattahoochee 1 (0) Clinch 1 (0) Dodge 1 (0) Greene 1 (0) Hart 1 (0) Heard 1 (1) Jenkins 1 (0) Long 1 (0) Macon 1 (0) Mcduffie 1 (0) Morgan 1 (0) Pike 1 (0) Taylor 1 (0) Toombs 1 (0) Wheeler 1 (0) White 1 (0) Wilkes 1 (0) Unknown 229 (2) *Based on patient county of residence when known There are now 2,366 confirmed coronavirus cases in Georgia
  • Here’s a roundup of what’s happening so far today, March 28: (Click here for the previous day) We’ll bring you LIVE updates every hour on Channel 2 Action News. Get extended coverage on the free WSB Now app on your Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV. [MORE: Special section on the latest on coronavirus in Georgia ] [DOWNLOAD: WSB-TV app for breaking news alerts sent to your phone ] There are now 2,366 confirmed coronavirus cases and 69 deaths in Georgia. That is up from 2,130 confirmed coronavirus cases and 65 deaths in the state of Georgia, as of 7 p.m. Friday. The Georgia Department of Public Health said a total of 617 people have been hospitalized during the state’s outbreak. The cities of Loganville, Forest Park, Dunwoody and Chamblee have all issued shelter-in-place orders. Emory University has joined a clinical trial testing for a vaccine that could prevent COVID-19. Former Atlanta mayor, congressman and UN Ambassador Andrew Young has NOT tested positive for coronavirus despite rumors. Another DeKalb jail inmate has tested positive for coronavirus.