More than 390,000 people in Georgia have (or have had) coronavirus, per the state Department of Public Health, which reported 3,603 new cases as well as 27 virus-related deaths on Tuesday.
According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 391,466 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. A total of 8,496 fatalities have been attributed to the virus. In Floyd County, there were 4,658 confirmed cases and 67 deaths. Fulton County had the state’s highest number of confirmed cases with 34,631 and the most fatalities with 652.
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 indicated in an update on COVID-19 trends in Georgia on Tuesday that the seven-day average of new cases reported across the state increased by 22.7 percent from November 9th to 16th. The average is down 46 percent from the peak on July 24th. The state’s positivity rate increased by 20 percent from 6.9 percent back on November 9th to 8.3 percent on November 16th. The daily hospitalizations for COVID-19 increased 10.6 percent from 1,534 to 1,697 on November 16th. Hospitalizations have declined 47 percent since a daily high of 3,200 on July 30th. Floyd County is still among the counties statewide with high transmission indicators, as are other counties in Northwest Georgia.