A total of 6,006 new cases of coronavirus were reported across Georgia on Tuesday by the state’s Department of Public Health, which additionally noted 145 more virus-related deaths. Three of those fatalities were reported here in Floyd County.
According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 648,694 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. The state’s death toll now stands at 10,444. In Floyd County, there were 7,525 confirmed cases and 113 fatalities. Gwinnett County had this state’s highest number of confirmed cases with 60,689, and Fulton County had the most deaths with 773.
The full COVID-19 Daily Status Report is posted on the Georgia Department of Public Health’s website, www.dph.georgia.gov. The site features a vaccine dashboard, along with a vaccine locator. As of the latest report at 6:09 pm on Tuesday evening, 235,541 vaccines had been administered statewide.
Governor Brian Kemp and DPH Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey offered an update on Tuesday afternoon at the State Capitol in Atlanta on COVID-19 response and vaccine distribution. Both urged Georgians that are eager to be vaccinated to be patient as supply is limited. The full update is posted on the Governor’s website at www.gov.georgia.gov, as well as on social media. That update also featured the Georgia National Guard’s Adjutant General Thomas Carden and the Department of Public Safety’s Commissioner Colonel Chris Wright about security at the State Capitol.