Close to 425,000 people in Georgia have (or have had) coronavirus, per the state’s Department of Public Health, which reported 2,892 new cases as well as 23 virus-related deaths on Tuesday.

According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 424,929 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. A total of 8,798 fatalities have been attributed to the virus. In Floyd County, there were 5,090 confirmed cases and 77 deaths. Fulton County had the state’s highest number of confirmed cases with 37,784 and the most fatalities with 670.

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 decreased 14 percent from November 23rd to 30th; this was largely due to decreased testing and delayed reporting during the holiday weekend. The average is down 38 percent from the peak back on July 24th. The state’s positivity rate rose by 18 percent from 7.8 percent on November 23rd to 9.2 percent on November 30th. The number of daily hospitalizations rose by 16 percent from 1,901 on November 23rd to 2,212 on November 30th. Hospitalizations are down 31 percent since a daily high of 3,200 on July 30th. Floyd County remains among the counties across the state with high transmission indicators, as are most counties in Northwest Georgia.