Georgia reports more than 2,500 new coronavirus cases today

As parents and children prepare for a night of Halloween Trick-or-Treating, coronavirus cases are on the rise in Georgia.

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 2,595 new coronavirus cases Saturday — the highest number of new cases since Sept. 3, when the state reported 2,689 new cases in a single day.

The 7-day moving average of new cases is now at 1,660 new cases per day and has been increasing since Sept. 28, when the average was 1,179 new cases per day.

The state also reported 24 new deaths and 93 new hospitalizations. Despite testing negative for COVID-19, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday that he is quarantining after being exposed to U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson who tested positive for the virus, while at a Trump rally in Georgia.

Georgia now has a total of 360,790 confirmed cases of coronavirus and has reported 7,979 deaths from the virus. The state department of public health says 31,699 people have been hospitalized due to the virus since the pandemic began.

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