Though the full cost of the pandemic to date is not known, a single state department — the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security... Georgia coronavirus costs escalate as revenue drops

Though the full cost of the pandemic to date is not known, a single state department — the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency — has authorized $85.3 million in spending to combat the coronavirus through mid-April, documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show. Those expenditures range from a whopping $32.9 million for masks and face shields to a sobering $36,263 for body bags. They also include millions of dollars for purchasing ventilators, building temporary hospitals and providing other pandemic necessities.

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