A total of 22,102 new cases of coronavirus and 220 more virus-related deaths were reported across Georgia on Tuesday by the state;s Department of Public Health.
According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 1,134,891 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic. The state’s death toll now stands at 20,258. The number of confirmed cases totaled 13,345 in Floyd County, which has additionally had a total of 213 fatalities. Fulton County has had the most confirmed cases in the state with 101,211 and the most deaths with 1,428.
As of the most recent update to the vaccine dashboard on Tuesday, 9,875,235 vaccines have been administered across the state; 52 percent of all Georgians have received at least a dose of the vaccine, while 44 percent have been fully vaccinated. In Floyd County, 41 percent of residents have had at least a dose, while 36 percent have been fully vaccinated.
Dr. Gary Voccio, the Health Director for the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northwest Health District, asserts that hospitalizations and fatalities have been on the rise, particularly among the unvaccinated, due largely to the Delta variant. He expects a continued surge to follow the recent observation of Labor Day weekend.
Get more information about COVID-19 and vaccination in Georgia from the state Department of Public Health website at www.dph.georgia.gov. Both the COVID-19 Daily Status Report and the vaccine dashboard are currently only updated on weekdays, not on weekends or holidays.