Read Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Alpharetta and Milton areas.

Coronavirus in Georgia: Number of administered tests rises 9.72% in 24 hours; case counts grow by 1.37% during same time

While coronavirus case counts are still growing in Georgia, the number of administered tests is growing, too, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. From 7 p.m. May 4 to 7 p.m. May 5, coronavirus test numbers have grown 9.72%, the data shows, increasing from 183,012 tests to 200,814 tests. Additionally, with 29,839 positive cases of the virus, this means 14.86% of the 200,814 tests have shown a positive test result.

Alternate graduation ceremonies for Alpharetta, Cambridge, Milton high schools to be held in late May

Alternative graduation ceremonies for all Fulton County Schools high school campuses were announced May 5 during the FCS Board of Education work session. Milton High School will host its alternative graduation ceremony May 21, while Alpharetta and Cambridge high schools will host their ceremonies May 23.

Alpharetta City Council awards construction contract for crosswalk at midblock of Marietta, South Main streets

Alpharetta City Council members approved a contract between the city and Chattahoochee Group Inc. for the construction of a crosswalk at the midblock of Marietta and South Main streets, per a 6-1 council vote at the May 4 meeting.

Alpharetta City Council approves contract for inclusive community playground at Alpharetta Elementary School

Alpharetta City Council members and Mayor Jim Gilvin approved a contract between the city and Playsouth Playground Creators for a new inclusive community playground, located at Alpharetta Elementary School, at the May 4 council meeting.

Q&A with the Georgia Restaurant Association: How COVID-19 has impacted the state's restaurant industry

Community Impact Newspaper reached out to the Georgia Restaurant Association on April 27 to see how COVID-19 has affected restaurants in Alpharetta, Milton and across the state. Sarah Thorson, director of partnerships and events for the GRA, provided the responses below.

Kara McIntyre contributed to this report.