The state of Georgia has reported its first death related to the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to statement from the governor's office.
The individual has been identified as a 67-year-old male, who was hospitalized at WellStar Kennestone just outside of Atlanta since testing positive for COVID-19 on March 7.
In addition to being infected with coronavirus disease, this individual also had underlying medical conditions.
Georgia has currently confirmed 31 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state.
The US death toll now stands at 39.