More than 308,000 people in Georgia have (or have had) coronavirus, per the state Department of Public Health, which reported 1,017 new cases as well as 73 virus-related deaths on Tuesday. Floyd County has passed the 3,000 mark and had one new fatality.
According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 308,221 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. A total of 6,677 fatalities have been attributed to the virus. In Floyd County, there were 3,010 confirmed cases and 41 deaths. Fulton County had the state’s highest number of confirmed cases with 27,122 and the most fatalities with 565.
View the COVID-19 Daily Status Report and get information on testing from the Georgia Department of Public Health at www.dph.georgia.gov.
The DPH provided an update about COVID-19 trends in Georgia on Tuesday. The seven day average of new cases remained flat from September 14th to the 21st. The average is down 53.6 percent from the peak on July 24th. Georgia’s positivity rate increased from 8.1 percent on September 7th and 7.7 percent on September 14th to 10.3 percent on September 21st. Daily hospitalizations have decreased from 1,533 on September 14th to 1,415 on September 21st to mark a decline of 7.7 percent during the past week. Hospitalizations have decreased by 55.7 percent since the daily high which was reported on July 30th of 3,200. Floyd County remains among the counties with high transmission indicators.