ATLANTA, GA — Another Atlanta-area sheriff-elect has tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a professional training event.

Incoming DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox announced Friday that she'd tested positive for COVID-19. According to a statement from the county, Maddox is not experiencing symptoms and is quarantining at home. She's the fifth Atlanta-area sheriff-elect to test positive after attending a training event in Callaway Gardens conducted by the Georgia Sheriff's Association.

Pat Labat of Fulton County, Craig Owens of Cobb County, Keybo Taylor of Gwinnett County and Reginald Scandrett of Henry County have also tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, one of Taylor's staff tested positive, as has another unidentified Georgia sheriff outside Atlanta. None of the metro Atlanta sheriffs-elect have been hospitalized.

After Labat and Owens tested positive, the training course was postponed. Officials with the Georgia Sheriff's Association are trying to decide if further precautions are needed to finish the training in January.

The Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta reported a total of 466,904 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 2:50 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. According to the health department's website, that includes 6,832 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. In addition, Georgia reported 1,650 new antigen-positive cases over the last 24 hours, which are considered to be probable cases of COVID-19.

Georgia has reported 9,175 deaths so far from COVID-19, with 52 more confirmed deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. Georgia also reported 856 probable deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. These probable deaths include fatalities with indirect evidence of COVID-19.

Georgia reported 37,321 hospitalizations — 304 more than the day before — and 6,790 admissions so far to intensive-care units.

No information is available from Georgia about how many patients have recovered.